The Honorable Richard D. Anderson was born in 1956 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Judge Anderson graduated from Istrouma High School in 1974 before entering Louisiana State University. Judge Anderson graduated from LSU with a B.S. Degree in Accounting in May of 1978. Judge Anderson then entered law school and graduated from LSU School of Law in May of 1981. Judge Anderson practiced law in Baton Rouge from 1981 until he took office on January 1, 1997 as Judge, Division G, 19th Judicial District Court.