George James Anderson

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New Zealand Parliament
Years Term Electorate Party
1908–1909 17th Mataura Independent
1909–1911 Changed allegiance to: Reform
1911–1914 18th Mataura Reform
1914–1919 19th Mataura Reform
1919–1922 20th Mataura Reform
1922–1925 21st Mataura Reform
1925–1928 22nd Mataura Reform

George James Anderson (1860 – 15 December 1935) was a Reform Party Member of Parliament, and a minister in the Reform Government from 1912 to 1928.

He won the Mataura electorate in Southland in the 1908 general election, defeating a government minister Robert McNab on his entry into politics. He held the seat until he was defeated in the 1928 general election.

He was Minister of Internal Affairs (1919–25), and Minister of Labour, Mines and Marine (1919–28).

He was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1934, and served until he died in 1935.

In 1935, he was awarded the King George V Silver Jubilee Medal.[1]


  1. ^ "Official jubilee medals". The Evening Post. 6 May 1935. p. 4. Retrieved 2 July 2013.
  • Entry at Dictionary of New Zealand Biography
  • Wilson, James Oakley (1985) [First published in 1913]. New Zealand Parliamentary Record, 1840–1984 (4th ed.). Wellington: V.R. Ward, Govt. Printer. OCLC 154283103.
New Zealand Parliament
Preceded by
Robert McNab
Member of Parliament for Mataura
Succeeded by
David McDougall
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