William Anderson (Ontario MP)

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William Anderson
Member of Parliament
for Waterloo South
In office
1957 – 1961
Preceded by Arthur White
Succeeded by Gordon Chaplin
Personal details
Born August 31, 1905
Galt, Ontario, Canada
Died June 6, 1961(1961-06-06) (aged 55)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession businessman

William Anderson (August 31, 1905 – June 6, 1961) was a Canadian politician and businessman. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a member of the Progressive Conservative Party representing the riding of Waterloo South in 1957 and re-elected in 1958.[1]

The son of David Anderson, he was educated in Galt. In 1928, Anderson married Jean Elizabeth Wickens. He established Anderson's Tire Service in Galt. He also founded the William Anderson School for Retarded Children.[2] Anderson served on Galt city council from 1938 to 1942 and from 1944 to 1949 and was mayor from 1954 to 1957.[1] He died in office in Ottawa at the age of 55.[2]


  1. ^ a b William Anderson – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.