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Former Member Details

Sir Kenneth McColl ANDERSON (1909 - 1985)

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Date of Birth: 11/10/1909
Place of Birth: At Sea, South Australia, Australia
Date of Death: 29/03/1985
Place of Death: Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentary Service
Position Start End Period Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Member for Ryde 17 Jun 1950 14 Jan 1953 2 years 6 months 29 days
Political Party Activity
Liberal Party. State Executive 1954 - 1958, 1963 - 1964; president 1976 - 1978.
Community Activity
Deputy chairman at Ryde Soldiers Memorial Hospital; chairman of Food for Babies Fund in 1970; vice president of Ryde Returned Services League (RSL).
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Real estate agent and auctioneer. Educated at Ryde Public School and Petersham Intermediate Schools; insurance clerk, auctioneer, estate agent and property valuer at Eastwood.
Military Service
Served in the 2nd Australian Imperial Forces (2nd AIF) from 1940 until 1945, 8th Division Signals, lieutenant. Prisoner of War in Malaya.
Honours Received
Knighted in 1970; Knight of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) 1972.
Membership of other Parliaments & Offices Held
Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia. Senator 1953 - 1975.
Local Government Activity
Alderman of Ryde Municipal Council 1949 - 1950, Mayor 1949 - 1950. Councillor of Cumberland County Council from 1949 until 1952.
Son of David More and Florence McWhirter. Married Madge Merrion on 17 June 1936 and had issue, 1 daughter. Presbyterian.
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