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Memorable Manitobans: James Frederick Anderson (1903-1983)

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James Frederick Anderson
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Lawyer, MLA (1946-1949), MLA (1950-1953), MLA (1954-1957).

Born at Oakville on 2 September 1903, son of William V. Anderson and Harriet Ellen Whitmore, he attended Oakville School. In 1921, he enrolled in the University of Manitoba and graduated three years later with an Arts degree. He studied law from 1927 to 1931 then practiced with the Winnipeg firm of Johnston, Garson and Garson until 1942 when he moved to Ashern where he practiced law until retirement in 1979.

He served as administrator for the Rural Municipality of Woodlea from 1942 to 1948. He was first elected to Manitoba Legislature at a by-election in December 1948, caused by the resignation of Stuart Garson. He was re-elected in the 1949 general election and was re-elected in 1953. He also served as a trustee for Lakeshore School Division No. 23 from 1960 to 1979, served on the Ashern Hospital Board, and was President of the Manitoba Hospital Organization in 1970.

He died at Ashern on 18 October 1983 and was buried in the Ashern Municipal Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1951.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 1983, page 47.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 July 2019

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