George Knox Anderson

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George Knox Anderson JP (1854 – 19 March 1941) was briefly the Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) for Canterbury.

Career[edit]

In April 1912, he was appointed a deputy lieutenant of Kent.[1] He was also a Justice of the peace for North Aylesford. Professionally, he was the Director of the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers, Ltd.[2]

Anderson was elected unopposed in August 1918 to succeed Francis Bennett-Goldney,[3] who was killed in a motoring accident while in France a month prior.[4] Anderson was seen a temporary replacement until the following General Election, as he was approved by the two feuding Conservative groups in Cambridge.[5]

He retired at the dissolution three months later, becoming one of the shortest serving MPs on record. He never made a speech or asked a question, although he voted in 12 divisions.

For more than twenty years he was Honorary Treasurer of Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance.[6] He was also involved in the church in a variety of roles, including as a lay reader, Church Councillor and a Churchwarden.[6]

Death[edit]

Anderson died at Canterbury on 26 March 1941,[6] aged 86.[7] He left £144,858,[8] and at the time of his death he was married with a son and a daughter.[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 28598. p. 2641. 12 April 1912.
  2. ^ "Death of Mrs G.K. Anderson". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 27 November 1943. p. 4. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "The Canterbury Vacancy". Dover Express. 16 August 1918. p. 3. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "Death of Mr F. Bennett Goldney, M.P.". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 3 August 1918. p. 2. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ "The Forthcoming General Election". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 3 August 1918. p. 1. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ a b c d "The Late G.K. Anderson". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald. 10 May 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Mr. George Knox Anderson". Kent & Sussex Courier. 21 March 1941. p. 2. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ "Mr. Anderson Leaves £144,858". Whitstable Times and Herne Bay Herald (4003). 21 June 1941. p. 4. Retrieved 4 April 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (subscription required (help)). 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Francis Bennett-Goldney
Member of Parliament for Canterbury
1918
Succeeded by
Ronald McNeill