A. J. John, Anaparambil

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A. J. John, Anaparambil
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Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin
In office
12 March 1952 – 16 March 1954
Governor Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma (Rajpramukh)
Constituency Poonjar
Personal details
Born (1893-07-18)18 July 1893
Thalayolaparambu, Vaikom,  Travancore
Died 1 October 1957(1957-10-01) (aged 64)
Madras, India
Political party Travancore State Congress (merged with the Indian National Congress in 1948)
Residence Vaikom, Trivandrum
Religion Catholic (St. Thomas Christian)
Fr. G. Thalian. "`A. J. John, Anaparambil' in `The Great Archbishop Mar Augustine Kandathil, D. D.: the Outline of a Vocation'". David C. Kandathil, NYU. Retrieved 2007-12-23. 

Anaparambil Joseph John (18 July 1893 – 1 October 1957) was a Travancorean freedom fighter, and statesman. He was Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin and Governor of Madras.

Born at Thalayolaparambu, near Vaikom, Kingdom of Travancore, he was a noted jurist.

He was elected to the Travancore Legislative Council from Vaikom. He was imprisoned in the cause of the freedom movement.

In 1947, the Travancore Constituent Assembly was declared by the Maharaja. The Assembly sat for the first time in 1948 with A. J. John as President. In 1949 he became the Finance and Revenue Minister in the Parur T. K. Narayana Pillai Ministry.

In the first general elections of 1951 held in India, he won for the Indian National Congress Party in the seat of Poonjar. A. J. John was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin, ruling the state from March 1952 up to March 1954.

In the last Ministry for the Travancore-Cochin State, he was the Home Minister. Later he was the Governor of Madras.


Political offices
Preceded by
C. Kesavan
Chief minister of Travancore-Cochin
12 March 1952 – 16 March 1954
Succeeded by
Pattom A. Thanu Pillai
Preceded by
Sri Prakasa
Governor of Madras
10 December 1956 – 1 October 1957
Succeeded by
Bhishnuram Medhi