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Francis Thrower Fairey (November 11, 1887 – November 4, 1971) was a Canadian politician, who served as a Liberal member of the House of Commons of Canada from 1953 to 1957. He was a teacher by career.

Francis Fairey
Member of Parliament
for Victoria
In office
November 12, 1953 – April 12, 1957
Preceded byRobert Mayhew
Succeeded byAlbert McPhillips
Personal details
Born(1887-11-08)November 8, 1887
Liverpool, England
DiedNovember 4, 1971(1971-11-04) (aged 83)
Political partyLiberal
RelationsEdith Munro (sister)
Douglas Munro (nephew)

He was first elected at the Victoria riding in the 1953 general election, but was defeated by Albert McPhillips of the Progressive Conservatives in the 1957 election.

Prior to entering politics, he served as a teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia, Deputy Minister of Education, provincial Director of Industrial and Technical Education and also the Regional Director of the Canadian Vocational Training Program. The vocational training facility at Victoria High School, Fairey Technical Unit ("Fairey Tech"), was named after him.[1]

Fairey was the brother of Edith Munro and the uncle of Douglas Albert Munro.[2]:6


  1. ^ Victoria Alumni Bulletin, Spring 2011, "F.T. Fairey (1887-1971): The Man Who inSpired “Fairey Tech”", retrieved 2012-03-11
  2. ^ Williams, Gary (2014). Guardian of Guadalcanal. Lakota Press. pp. 5–10. ISBN 9780984835140.

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