Bert Hargrave

Herbert Thomas (Bert) Hargrave (30 March 1917 – 24 September 1996) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada.[1] He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and became a rancher by career. He held a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan in agricultural engineering.

Herbert Thomas Hargrave
Member of Parliament
for Medicine Hat
In office
Preceded byBud Olson
Succeeded byRobert Harold Porter
Personal details
Born(1917-03-30)March 30, 1917
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
DiedSeptember 24, 1996(1996-09-24) (aged 79)
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Amy Reinhardt

Early lifeEdit

Hargrave was born in Medicine Hat in 1917, the sixth child of Thomas Albert Hargrave and Mary Hope Whimster.[2] He received a degree in agricultural engineering from University of Saskatchewan in 1942. During the World War II, he was a captain with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.[3]

Political careerEdit

He represented Alberta's Medicine Hat electoral district where he first won national office in the 1972 federal election. Hargrave was re-elected there in the 1974, 1979 and 1980 federal elections. He retired from federal politics after this after serving in the 29th, 30th, 31st and 32nd Canadian Parliaments.

Post politicsEdit

After his departure from the House of Commons, Hargrave was appointed to the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1993.[4] Following several years of declining health, he died at Central Park Lodge in Medicine Hat aged 79.


  1. ^ "HARGRAVE, Herbert Thomas (Bert), M.B.E., B.Sc., P.Eng., P.Ag". Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ Williams, Luetta Ross (1923). The Hargrave Family 1749-1923. Information obtained by James Hargrave of Medicine Hat
  3. ^ "Herbert Thomas Hargrave". Alberta Order of Excellence Council. 2003. Archived from the original on 10 January 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Hargrave, Herbert Thomas (Bert) - 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee". Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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