David Anderson (engineer)

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David Anderson
Anderson pictured in 1951
Born 1880
Leven, Fife
Died 1953
Nationality Scottish
Citizenship United Kingdom
Occupation Engineer
Engineering career
Discipline Civil,
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president),

Sir David Anderson (1880–1953) was a Scottish civil engineer and lawyer.[1]

Anderson was born in 1880 at Leven, Fife, Scotland.[2] In 1921, on his return from Army service, Anderson joined a partnership with fellow engineers Basil Mott and David Hay, forming the company Mott Hay and Anderson.[3] Mott, Hay and Anderson traded until 1989, when it merged with Sir M MacDonald & Partners to form Mott MacDonald.

Anderson was elected president of the Institution of Civil Engineers for the November 1943 to November 1944 session.[4]


  1. ^ Entry at National Portrait Gallery
  2. ^ Gordon Masterton's presidential address Archived 23 September 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Mott MacDonald: Our Heritage
  4. ^ Watson, Garth (1988). The Civils. Thomas Telford. p. 253. ISBN 0-7277-0392-7. 

Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
John Edward Thornycroft
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1943 – November 1944
Succeeded by
Francis Wentworth-Shields