David W. Anderson
|9th Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs|
|President||George W. Bush|
|Preceded by||Neal McCaleb|
|Succeeded by||Carl J. Artman|
|Alma mater||Harvard University|
|Occupation||Restaurateur, businessman, founder of Famous Dave's restaurants|
David W. "Famous Dave" Anderson, best known as the founder of the Famous Dave's and Old Southern BBQ Smokehouse restaurant chains, is a former Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs in the George W. Bush administration. As Assistant Secretary, he had jurisdiction over the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Indian Education Programs (now the Bureau of Indian Education).
Anderson is a Choctaw and Ojibwe Indian, and lives in Edina, Minnesota. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up there as well as on reservations in Wisconsin. Famous Dave Anderson now travels the country speaking and is the author of several award-winning books.
In 2001, Anderson and his family founded The LifeSkills Center for Leadership, a 501(c)3 which provided leadership experiences to at-risk and underprivileged Native American youths.
Dave Anderson lives in Edina, Minnesota with his wife Kathy. He has two children, James (married to Colleen) and Tim, both residing in Minneapolis. His family still owns and enjoys property in Hayward, Wisconsin, beside the LCO Reservation.
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| Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs
Under President George W. Bush
Carl J. Artman
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