Kenneth Anderson (Australian politician)

Sir Kenneth McColl Anderson KBE (11 October 190929 March 1985) was an Australian politician.

Anderson was born at sea, off South Australia, when his parents were returning from a visit to Europe. He was the son of David Anderson (member for Ryde in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, 1920–1927) and educated at Ryde Public School and Petersham Intermediate Schools in Sydney. He worked as an insurance clerk, auctioneer, estate agent and property valuer in the Sydeny suburb of Eastwood. He married Madge Merrion in June 1936. He served in the second Australian Imperial Force during World War II as a lieutenant in the 8th Signals Division in Malaya and was held by the Japanese as a prisoner of war in for three years at Changi Prison and on the Burma Railway. He was Mayor of Ryde Municipal Council from 1949 to 1950.cite web
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Political career

Anderson was elected as the member for Ryde in 1950, representing the Liberal Party, but was defeated at the 1953 election.

Anderson was a Senator for New South Wales, representing the Liberal Party from the 1953 half-senate elections until the dissolution of parliament before the 1975 election. He was Minister for Customs and Excise from June 1964 until February 1968 and Minister for Supply from February 1968 until August 1971 and Minister for Health from August 1971 until the defeat of the McMahon government at the December 1972 election.

Anderson was made a Knight Bachelor in 1970 and made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1972. He died in the Sydney suburb of Lane Cove, New South Wales, survived by his wife and a daughter.

Notes

Persondata
NAME = Anderson, Kenneth McColl
ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
SHORT DESCRIPTION = Australian politician
DATE OF BIRTH = 11 October 1909
PLACE OF BIRTH = At sea, off South Australia
DATE OF DEATH = 29 March 1985
PLACE OF DEATH = Lane Cove, New South Wales


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