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Josh Anderson elected new president of Norris Historical Society

Josh Anderson has been elected president of the Norris Historical Society by the organization’s board of directors.

According to board member, Jim Peacock, the society was searching for someone who knew and loved the history of the city of Norris, the Norris Dam and Anderson County, and who was also a natural leader.

“Josh Anderson more than meets those criteria,” Peacock said. “We are fortunate to have him as our new president.”

A 2006 graduate of The University of Tennessee, Anderson earned a B.S. degree in agricultural economics and business.

In addition to being president of the Norris Historical Society, he is an Anderson County commissioner, and presently chairman of three organizations: The Anderson County Commission, the Anderson County Library Board, and the Anderson Count Conservation Board.

He recently joined the advisory board of the Norris Area Community Foundation.

Anderson is a fourth-generation Anderson Countian and knows the history of the county well, Peacock said.

“My favorite subject in school was always history,” Anderson said. “I’ve always preferred reading history and biographies.

“The truth really is stranger than fiction,” he said. “As someone who is a bit obsessed with history, particularly the history of East Tennessee, the mission of the Norris Historical Society is very important to me.

“I am honored to be a part of their efforts to keep the history of Norris alive.”

The Norris Historical Society manages the Norris History Museum, located in downtown Norris.