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George Weaver (politician)

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George Dyer Weaver (16 September 1908 – 7 May 1986) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. Born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, he was a metallurgical engineer by career.[2]

George Weaver
Member of Parliament
for Churchill
In office
June 1949 – June 1957
Preceded byRonald Moore
Succeeded byRobert Simpson
Personal details
Born
George Dyer Weaver

(1908-09-16)16 September 1908
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Died7 May 1986(1986-05-07) (aged 77)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Mary Scoretz
m. 2 June 1938
Professionengineer
[1]

Weaver was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He trained for his engineering career at the Royal Military College of Canada, then served in South Africa's army between 1942 and 1944. From there, he joined the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals until October 1945, serving as a lieutenant.[1][2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Churchill riding in the 1949 general election after an unsuccessful campaign there in 1945. Weaver was re-elected for successive terms in 1949 and 1953 then defeated in the 1957 election by Robert Simpson of the Progressive Conservative party.

Weaver died on 7 May 1986 and is buried in Melfort, Saskatchewan at Mount Pleasant Cemetery[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1950). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ a b "George Dyer Weaver". Manitoba Historical Society. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 23 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project". Retrieved 28 March 2010.

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