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Percy M. Anderson

The Honourable Percy M. Anderson

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1938 - 1946   Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of King's Bench
1946 - 1948   Justice of the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal

Percival McCuaig Anderson was born on January 9, 1879 in Paisley, Ontario. He received his elementary education in Uxbridge, Ontario, and graduated from Belleville High School as the gold medallist. Mr. Anderson attended Queen’s University, earning his Honours in Political Science and History. He studied law with a Winnipeg law firm.

In 1909, Mr. Anderson relocated to Saskatchewan and worked at a firm in Regina. He married Edith Leslie in 1911, and the couple had two daughters. Mr. Anderson was a successful lawyer, appearing at least twice before the Privy Council in England. In 1919, he received the designation of King’s Counsel.

Mr. Anderson was president of the Regina Federal Liberal Association from 1925-1932. In June 1934, he was elected as an MLA for Regina and was re-elected in June 1938. During the Second World War, Mr. Anderson was appointed chairman of the war labor mobilization board for Saskatchewan.

He practiced law for 29 years before being appointed to the Court of King’s Bench in November of 1938. In 1946 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal. One evening in November of 1948, he returned home from a day at the Court and suddenly took ill. He died the next day.

An article in the November 22, 1948, issue of the Regina Leader-Post reads “The people of Regina and Saskatchewan will long remember Judge Anderson - not alone for his services to the province, great as those services were, nor for his undoubted ability as a lawyer and later as a justice on the bench - but for his own likeable self, his warm kindliness and his deep humanity.”

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