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Anderson, David Murray, Sir

Born: 1874 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Admiral, Politician


1874 - Anderson was born in England on April 11th. British admiral governor of Newfoundland.

1887-1894 - A distinguished naval officer, he began his career at the age of 13, and became a lieutenant at 20.

1905 - He was promoted to commander.

1911 - He became a captain.

1931 - After four decades of service, with high-ranking posts in South Africa and Britain, Anderson was made an admiral.

1932 - He retired from the navy.

1933 - He took office as governor of Newfoundland.

         - Anderson served as the last governor of the Dominion of Newfoundland, and as the first chairman of Newfoundland's Commission of Government.

1935 - Anderson ended his term, in the midst of much discontent.

         - He was made governor of New South Wales.

1936 - He died on October 30th, less than a year after he took office in Sydney, Australia.


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