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David Anderson

Politician
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Born Aug 16, 1937
Age 78
Hometown British Columbia
Political Party Liberal Party of ...
Religion Anglican Church o...

David A. Anderson, PC, OC is a former Canadian cabinet minister. Educated at Victoria College in Victoria, BC and the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, he graduated in 1962 with a LLB. During his UBC days Anderson won a silver medal for rowing in the 1960 Olympic Games, and a silver medal in the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959. He was also a pilot in the University Reserve of the Royal Canadian Air Force.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1937 Birth Born in 1937.

TWENTIES

1960 23 Years Old During his UBC days Anderson won a silver medal for rowing in the 1960 Olympic Games, and a silver medal in the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959. He was also a pilot in the University Reserve of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Anderson served as a foreign service officer in the Department of External Affairs between 1962 and 1968.
1963 26 Years Old His posts included Indochina (International Supervisory And Truce Commissions) 1963-64, Assistant Canadian Trade Commissioner in Hong Kong, 1964–1967, and China Desk Officer in Ottawa 1967-68. … Read More

THIRTIES

1968 31 Years Old He was elected Liberal MP for the constituency of Esquimalt—Saanich on Vancouver Island in the 1968 federal election. Four years later he switched to provincial politics, and was elected leader of the provincial Liberal Party (April 1972), then the third party in the provincial legislature with 5 out of 55 seats. Although elected himself in the 1972 election, representing the constituency of Victoria, the Liberal Party did not increase its seat total.
1975 38 Years Old Anderson served as Member of the Legislative Assembly until his defeat in December 1975. … Read More

FORTIES

1984 47 Years Old He served from March 1, 1984, until December 31, 1988, when the board was dissolved. In the 1993 federal general election Anderson re-entered elected politics.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2002 65 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He also was appointed the regional political minister for British Columbia, which he retained until 2002. Anderson’s time in the fisheries portfolio was marked by considerable controversy with the commercial fishing industry as he worked for strict conservation measures to protect fish stocks. These measures including a complete ban on the killing of Coho salmon in 1998. … Read More
2006 69 Years Old He was elected MP for Victoria and retained this position for three subsequent elections, ending when he retired from politics in January 2006.
2007 70 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2007 he was named director of the Guelph Institute for the Environment, from which he retired in 2010. … Read More
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