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Memorable Manitobans: James Stuart Anderson (1911-1994)

Civil servant

Born at Kingston, Ontario in 1911, he graduated in mathematics and physics from McMaster University (BA Honours, 1936). He worked for several years with the Civil Service Commission of Canada at Ottawa and with Canadian Pacific Airlines in Edmonton. He then joined the Navy where he continued in personnel administration. In 1946 he was appointed to the Manitoba Civil Service Commission. He served as Deputy Minister of Finance from 1950 to 1959 and 1966 to 1976. In the interim he worked for the International Nickel Company in New York and the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg. He rejoined the Manitoba government as Deputy Minister of Mines and Natural Resources in 1962. He was a founding member of the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature. He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba (1978) and was inducted into the Order of Canada (1980). He died on 15 October 1994.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 1994.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 October 2014

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