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Face Time with John Anderson

Published: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Geneva resident John Anderson, 80, was at the Geneva History Center when he answered nine questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Geneva

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Franklin Knox

First job? Delivering pamphlets for a Republican precinct committeeman. Didn’t get paid much.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a pharmacist, but I became an accountant instead.

Movies you’d recommend? “Lincoln,” “Les Miserables” and the“Life of Pi”

Favorite charity? Geneva Lutheran Church and the American Cancer Society

Do you play an instrument or speak another language? I speak some Swedish, and I sing in the church choir. I’m a tenor.

Favorite local restaurant? Colonial in St. Charles

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I was an accountant for the Illinois division of the American Cancer Society for 35 years.

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