Herbert Julius Anderson (November 16, 1889 - October 16, 1940) was the Oakland City Treasurer from 1921 to 1923.

Born in Oakland, California, Herbert was the fifth child born to Severin & Fredericka Anderson of Oakland, California.

Herbert was married on September 16, 1913 to Gertrude M. Nelson, daughter of Captain Nicholas Nelson (Captain Nelson was at one time captain of the ferry boat Berkeley).  Herbert and Gertrude had only one child together, Herbert Anderson

Herbert became City Treasurer in July 1921 and resigned in June 1923.  Actively involved in clubs, business, and politics, Anderson was a prominent member of the Castlewood Country Club and enjoyed playing golf.