John Victor Anderson

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John Victor Anderson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta
In office
Preceded by New district
Succeeded by Archibald Johnston
Constituency Lethbridge-East
Personal details
Born John Victor Prunkle
(1918-08-14)August 14, 1918
Medicine Hat, Alberta[1]
Died December 31, 1982(1982-12-31) (aged 64)
Political party Social Credit
Occupation politician

John Victor Anderson (August 8, 1918 – December 31, 1982) was a provincial level politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1971 to 1975 sitting with the Social Credit caucus in the official opposition.

Political career[edit]

Anderson ran for a seat to the Alberta Legislature in the 1971 Alberta general election. He ran in the new electoral district of Lethbridge-East as a candidate for the Social Credit party and faced two other candidates. Anderson won the race by a comfortable margin to pick up the district for Social Credit who was defeated from government in that election. Anderson faced a strong challenge by Progressive Conservative candidate Richard Barton but still beat him by almost a thousand votes.[2]

Anderson ran for a second term in the 1975 Alberta general election. He faced three other candidates and finished second after his popular vote collapsed. He was defeated in a landslide by Archibald Johnston, losing his seat by over 5000 votes.[3]


  1. ^ Normandin, P.G.; Normandin, A.L. (1975). Guide parlementaire canadien. P.G. Normandin. ISSN 0315-6168. Retrieved August 24, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Lethbridge-East results 1971". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Lethbridge-East results 1975". Alberta Heritage Community Foundation. Retrieved December 13, 2009. 

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