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MILWAUKEE, May 11 (UPI) --Lifelong advocate of the middle class, former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and former Governor of Wisconsin Patrick Lucey has died.
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Thrashers name John Anderson to be coach

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BAE Systems tech boosts robot UAVs' IQ

FARNBOROUGH, England, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems has produced new software that lets its robot Unmanned Air Vehicles think for themselves.
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John Anderson
Independent presidential candidate John Anderson makes a point as he addresses a group of Hispanics here 6/28/1980. Anderson said that Ronald Reagan and President Carter are playing politics with their tax cut plans. (UPI Photo/Valerie Hodgson/Files)

John Anderson (October 20, 1922 – August 7, 1992) was an American actor.

Born in Clayton, John Anderson grew up in Quincy and Adams County. Prior to a prolific acting career, Anderson served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II where he met artist Orazio Fumagalli who became one of his best lifelong friends.

He was known for several roles, including his recurring and best known role in MacGyver as Harry Jackson, MacGyver's grandfather. Earlier work included appearances on many Western series, including The Californians, Gunsmoke (twelve times), Robert Culp's Trackdown, The Rifleman (eleven times), The Virginian (six times), Laramie (five times), The Big Valley in various roles, Outlaws (twice as Simon Shaw), The Rat Patrol (four times, three as the same character), Perry Mason (three times), Overland Trail, The Legend of Jesse James, an eccentric farmer who jealously guards his prize watermelon with a shotgun in "For the Love of Willadean: A Taste of Melon," part of Disney's "Wonderful World of Color," Man Without a Gun, Hawaii Five-O, and The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp as Virgil Earp. He portrayed Franklin D. Roosevelt in the popular TV miniseries Backstairs at the White House (1979). He portrayed the character Kevin Uxbridge in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Survivors". Anderson played the role of Dr. Herbert Stiles in a series arc of CBS's Dallas.

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