|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Don Valley East
|Preceded by||New riding|
|Succeeded by||David Smith|
13 February 1937 |
Saint John, New Brunswick
Samuel Wakim (born 13 February 1937) is a Canadian lawyer and former Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. A member of the Queen's Counsel, he practices law in Toronto.
Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Wakim earned his undergraduate degree at St. Francis Xavier University (B. Sc., 1959) where he met future prime minister Brian Mulroney. The two became close friends. He earned his law degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1962, and was called to the bar in the same year. In Ontario, he was called to the bar in 1965.
He represented Ontario's Don Valley East electoral district which he won in the 1979 federal election. After serving his only term, the 31st Canadian Parliament, he was defeated in the 1980 federal election by David Smith of the Liberal party.
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