Albert Anderson (politician)

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Commander Albert Wesley Anderson (23 July 1907 – 1985) was the son of Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Newton Anderson (8 December 1871 – 1937), a businessman, member of Londonderry City Council and Lord Mayor of Londonderry (from 1915–1919).

Albert Anderson was born in County Londonderry and educated at Foyle College and Rydal School, Wales, followed by Nottingham University. He served as a Commander in the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Member of Londonderry Corporation until 1969. He was Mayor of Londonderry (and ex officio Member of the Senate of Northern Ireland) from 1963 to 1968. During this period, he was a leading figure in the unsuccessful campaign to site a new university in Derry.[1]

He was elected Ulster Unionist Party Member of Parliament for the City of Londonderry from the by-election of 16 May 1968 until the prorogation of the Stormont Parliament in 1972. Anderson was Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs from 26 October 1971 until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marilynn J. Richtarik, Acting Between the Lines, pp.16-17
Political offices
Preceded by
Gerald Stanley Glover
Mayor of Londonderry
1963–1968
Succeeded by
William Beatty
Preceded by
New office
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs
1971–1972
Succeeded by
Office abolished
Parliament of Northern Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Warburton Jones
Member of Parliament for City of Londonderry
1968–1973
Succeeded by
Position prorogued 1972
Parliament abolished 1973