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Thomas Gordon Towers, AOE (July 5, 1919 – June 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.[1]

The Honourable

Gordon Towers

13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
In office
March 11, 1991 – April 17, 1996
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
PremierDon Getty
Ralph Klein
Preceded byHelen Hunley
Succeeded byBud Olson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Red Deer
In office
October 30, 1972 – November 21, 1988
Preceded byRobert N. Thompson
Succeeded byDoug Fee
Personal details
Thomas Gordon Towers

(1919-07-05)July 5, 1919
Willowdale, Alberta
DiedJune 8, 1999(1999-06-08) (aged 79)
Red Deer, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Doris R. Nicholson (m. 1940)

A farmer by profession, Gordon Towers was an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer, Alberta in the 1963 and 1965 federal elections.

He won a seat in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1972 election, and was re-elected four subsequent times. He did not run in the 1988 election. From 1984 to 1986, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology.

In 1991, he was appointed to the position of Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, and served until 1996.



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