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MASONIC BIOGRAPHIES
FAMOUS FREEMASONS
VANCOUVER MAYORS
Robert Alexander Anderson
[Robert Alexander Anderson]
1858 - September 8, 1917
Arriving in Vancouver in 1887, Robert Alexander served as Vancouver mayor for 1894.
Anderson was elected alderman for 1892-93. A realtor, once elected mayor he continued layoffs of civic employees begun the year before by Cope and established a relief committee to assist those out of work. A water committee was formed and milk inspections were instituted during his term.
He buried in an unmarked grave outside the Masonic Section of Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver (Jones Section, Block 46, Plot 005, Lot 0001).
Initiated:
Shoniah Lodge No. 287, Ont
Affiliated: 1898/07/02
Acacia Lodge No. 22

Source: Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon records. "Mayors of Vancouver", Donna-Jean MacKinnon, The Greater Vancouver Book.

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