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Frederick Primrose Whitman (9 March 1896 – 21 December 1974) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia and became a salesman by career.

Fred Whitman
Member of Parliament
for Mount Royal
In office
March 1940 – June 1949
Preceded byWilliam Allen Walsh
Succeeded byAlan Macnaughton
Member of Parliament
for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce
In office
June 1949 – August 1953
Preceded byriding created
Succeeded byWilliam McLean Hamilton
Personal details
Frederick Primrose Whitman

(1896-03-09)9 March 1896
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died21 December 1974(1974-12-21) (aged 78)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Jennie M. Stewart
m. 19 July 1923[1]

Whitman was educated in the public and secondary schools of Lawrencetown, then attended the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. During his military service in World War I, he attained the rank of lieutenant.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Mount Royal riding in the 1940 general election then re-elected there in 1945. For the 1949 election, Whitman sought re-election at the new Notre-Dame-de-Grâce riding and won the seat there, but was defeated in the next election in 1953 by William McLean Hamilton of the Progressive Conservative party.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Fred P. Whitman

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