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Sir James Anderson (November 1800 – 8 May 1864)[1] was a British politician and manufacturer.

Born at Stirling, he was the son of the merchant John Anderson.[2] Aged fifteen, he moved to Glasgow to accompany his older brother David. [3] Working in a manufactury, he rose through the city's civic dignities.[3] Anderson was appointed Lord Provost of Glasgow in 1848 and was created a Knight Bachelor on Queen Victoria's visit in the following year.[2] He held this post until 1851 and entered the British House of Commons in the next year, sitting for Stirling Burghs until 1859.[1]

He married the only daughter of Robert Hood, and had by her three sons and an only daughter.[3] Anderson died, aged 63, at his mansion in Blairvadick in Dumbartonshire.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Leigh Rayment - British House of Commons, Stirling Burghs". Retrieved 17 July 2009.  
  2. ^ a b Dod, Robert P. (1860). The Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland. London: Whitaker and Co.. pp. 89.  
  3. ^ a b c The United Presbyterian Magazine. vol. VIII. Edinburgh: William Oliphant and Co.. 1864. pp. 330.  
  4. ^ Sylvanus, Urban (1864). The Gentleman's Magazine. part I. London: John Henry and James Parker. pp. 813.  

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
Alexander Hastie
Lord Provost of Glasgow
1848 – 1851
Succeeded by
Robert Stewart
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Benjamin Smith
Member of Parliament for Stirling Burghs
Succeeded by
James Caird


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