Frank Fletcher Hamilton

Frank Fletcher Hamilton (3 April 1921 – 1 February 2008) was a Progressive Conservative member for Swift Current—Maple Creek of the House of Commons between 1972 and 1984.

Frank Fletcher Hamilton
Member of Parliament
for Swift Current—Maple Creek
In office
4 January 1973 – 9 July 1984
Preceded byJack McIntosh
Succeeded byGeoff Wilson
Personal details
Born(1921-04-03)3 April 1921
Mazenod, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died1 February 2008(2008-02-01) (aged 86)[1]
Political partyP.C.
Spouse(s)Wanda Fern Jones (m. 20 May 1972)
1 previous marriage
ResidenceMazenod, Saskatchewan, Canada
ProfessionFarmer
[2][3]

Early lifeEdit

Hamilton attended school in Ford County, Saskatchewan, then secondary school at Mazenod, then the University of Saskatchewan. He served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1940 to 1951.[3]

Political careerEdit

He began his venture into politics in 1945 by representing the Progressive Conservative in the 1945 Canadian federal election and the 1953 Canadian federal election. He was defeated both times. Both Wood Mountain and Assiniboia (respectively) are historical federal electoral districts of Canada.

Hamilton was elected through 4 separate successful elections (1972–1984). He represented the federal riding of Swift Current—Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.

The 29th Canadian Parliament was in session from 4 January 1973 until 9 May 1974. The 30th Canadian Parliament was in session from 30 September 1974 until 26 March 1979. The 31st Canadian Parliament was a briefly lived parliament in session from 9 October until 14 December 1979 under the leadership of a Progressive Conservative minority and Prime Minister Joe Clark. The 32nd Canadian Parliament was in session from 14 April 1980 until 9 July 1984 and was controlled by a Liberal Party majority, led first by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and the 22nd Canadian Ministry, and then by Prime Minister John Turner.

Electoral historyEdit

1945 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Robert Argue 7,772
Liberal Charles William Johnson 5,641
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 2,718
1953 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Co-operative Commonwealth Hazen Argue 10,596
Liberal Elmer William Meek 7,218
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 1,860
Social Credit Arnold L. Meginbir 698
1972 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 11,500
New Democratic Merv Johnson 9,275
Liberal George Leith 7,165
Social Credit Ted Kouri 584
Independent Charles Kieling 138
1974 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 11,336
Liberal George Leith 8,091
New Democratic Ed Wallace 7,477
Social Credit Isaac Klaassen 390
1979 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 15,213
New Democratic Ron Gates 8,720
Liberal Gene Maurice 5,171
1980 Canadian federal election
Party Candidate Votes
Progressive Conservative Frank Fletcher Hamilton 12,917
New Democratic Ron Gates 8,338
Liberal Gene Maurice 5,673

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "War hero and flying ace dies at 86" (PDF). Beyond the Hill. Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. 4th Quarter 2007. p. 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 December 2009. Retrieved 15 January 2009. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ House of Commons, Library of Parliament. "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Federal Experience - HAMILTON, Frank Fletcher". Retrieved 23 June 2007.
  3. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1982–1983). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.