Don Anderson

Sir Don Anderson

Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation
In office
1 January 1956 – 30 September 1973
Personal details
Born
Donald George Anderson

(1917-03-01)1 March 1917
Waikerie, South Australia
Died30 November 1975(1975-11-30) (aged 58)
Heidelberg, Melbourne, Victoria
NationalityAustralia Australian
Spouse(s)
Monica Mary Porker (m. 19411975)
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
OccupationPublic servant

Sir Donald George "Don" Anderson CBE (1 March 1917 – 30 November 1975) was a senior Australian public servant. He was Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation from January 1956 until September 1973.

Life and career

Anderson was born to parents Clara Catherine Anderson (née Nash) and Alex Gibb Anderson in Waikerie, South Australia on 1 March 1917.[1] He was schooled at Adelaide High School and the University of Adelaide.

On 1 January 1956, Anderson began his term as Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation.[2] He served in the role until September 1973, in retirement serving as Chairman of Qantas.[1]

Anderson died on 30 November 1975 in Heidelberg, Melbourne.[1]

Awards

In June 1950 Anderson was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his service as Director-General in the Department of Civil Aviation.[3] He was made a Knight Bachelor in June 1967.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gunn, John, "Anderson, Sir Donald George (Don) (1917–1975)", Australian Dictionary of Biography, Australian National University, archived from the original on 2 February 2015
  2. ^ CA 29: Department of Civil Aviation, Central Office, National Archives of Australia, retrieved 2 February 2015
  3. ^ "Search Australian Honours: ANDERSON, Donald George - The Order of the British Empire - Commander (Civil)", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 2 February 2015
  4. ^ "Search Australian Honours: ANDERSON, Donald George - Knight Bachelor", itsanhonour.gov.au, Australian Government, archived from the original on 2 February 2015
Government offices
Preceded by
Richard Williams
Director-General of the Department of Civil Aviation
1956 – 1973
Succeeded by
Charles Halton

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