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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Anderson, Paris Newton


Lieutenant Paris Newton Anderson
was born on 13th January 1920.

He was the son of A Newton Anderson of ‘Gezina’, 35 Downshire Road, Cregagh, Belfast.

The family were of Church of Ireland faith. 

Education was at Campbell College.  The LennonWylie website reports:

2585. *Anderson, Paris Newton (D), b. 13th January, 1920, son of A. Newton Anderson (239), Gezina, Downshire Road, Cregagh, Belfast.  L.VI, July, 1937.   Shaftesbury House Tutorial College, 1937-38; Q.U.B.: 1947-54. 1940-47: Lieut. (S), R.N.V.R.   Assistant Secretary to the Queen's University of Belfast. Address: 42 Bristow Park, Upper Malone, Belfast. (M.q.)

Anderson joined Northern Bank on 1st May 1939 at Head Office.  
Anderson later joined the Royal Navy Executing Branch and was called up on 26th August 1940 attaining the ranks of Temporary Pay Sub Lieutenant (RNVR) and then a Paymaster Lieutenant (RNVR). 
On 28th April 1947, he resumed duty from Active Service in Head Office.  A transfer to Donegall Square on Relief duty followed. 



Northern Banking Company, Donegall Square

Anderson resigned in 1947 to become the Assistant Secretary, Queen’s University, Belfast.


An election website records the following family members:

Commander Albert Wesley Anderson, son of Robert Newton Anderson (see below).  Born in Londonderry, 23rd July 1907.  Educated at Foyle College, Rydal School, and Nottingham University. Company Director. Commander in the Royal Navy during the Second World War.  Member of Londonderry City Council until 1969.  Lord Mayor of Londonderry (and ex officio Member of the Senate) from 1963 to 1968.  An Ulster Unionist member.  Member for City of Londonderry from the byelection of 16th May 1968 until the prorogation of the Parliament in 1972.  Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs from 26th October 1971 until 1972.  Died 1981.


Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Newton Anderson, director of a hosiery manufacturer.  Born 8th December 1871. Educated privately, and at Foyle College.  Member of Londonderry City Council.  Lord Mayor of Londonderry from 1915 to 1919.  Deputy Lieutenant for County Londonderry.  Member of the Irish Convention from 1917 to 1918. KBE 1918.  Member of Derry Bridge Commissioners.  An Ulster Unionist member.  Sat for Londonderry from the 1921 general election until the 1929 general
election, when he retired. PC (NI) 1927. Died 1937.

First published on 12th November 2012.