Fred Anderson (Canadian politician)

Frederic "Fred" Anderson (September 9, 1878 – June 13, 1951) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta holding a seat in the Calgary electoral district from 1935 to 1948 as a member of the Social Credit caucus.

Frederic Anderson
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
August 22, 1935 – August 16, 1948
Preceded byHugh Farthing
William Ross
Fred White
Norman Hindsley
Succeeded byFred Colborne
Hugh John MacDonald
Personal details
Born(1878-09-09)September 9, 1878
Adyar, South India[1]
DiedJune 13, 1951(1951-06-13) (aged 72)
Calgary, Alberta[2]
Political partySocial Credit
Alma materHaileybury College

Early lifeEdit

Frederic Anderson was born on September 9, 1879 to Frederic Anderson and Rosamund Piers at Adyar, South India.[3] Anderson was educated at Haileybury College in England, and was employed by the Bank of England for three years.[2] Anderson would move to Canada in 1907 and homesteaded northwest of Medicine Hat.[2] In 1914 he would enlist in the 28th battalion and served overseas in the First World War, ending his service as a Major.[2]

Political careerEdit

Anderson ran for a seat in the Alberta Legislature in the 1935 Alberta general election. He ran as a Social Credit candidate in the electoral district of Calgary. He took the third seat on the 15th count to win his first term in office.[4] Anderson ran for a second term in the 1940 Alberta general election. He won the 5th seat just barely hanging on to win re-election.[5] Anderson was re-elected to his third and final term in the 1944 Alberta general election. He improved his showing by winning second place in the district.[6] Anderson's health would begin to deteriorate in 1947, and he would not attend any sittings of the Legislature in 1948.[2] Anderson would not seek re-election in 1948 and retired from politics at the dissolution of the legislature.

Later lifeEdit

Anderson would die on June 13, 1951 in Colonel Belcher Hospital in Calgary after a long illness.[2]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1965). Guide Parlementaire Canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Former Calgary M.L.A. Dies". Calgary Herald. June 14, 1951. Retrieved July 2, 2020.
  3. ^ Normandin, A.L., ed. (1938). The Canadian parliamentary guide (1938 ed.). Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  4. ^ "Calgary results 1935 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  5. ^ "Calgary results 1940 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17.
  6. ^ "Calgary results 1944 Alberta general election". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-05-17.

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