James Allen Byrne

James Allen Byrne (27 January 1911 – 5 September 1975) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States and became a miner by career.

James Allen (Jim) Byrne
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1949–1958
Preceded byJames Herbert Matthews
Succeeded byMurray McFarlane
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1962–1968
Preceded byMurray L. McFarlane
Succeeded byStan Graham
Personal details
BornJanuary 27, 1911
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, U.S.
Died5 September 1975(1975-09-05) (aged 64)
Political partyLiberal
ProfessionMiner

He was first elected at the Kootenay East riding in the 1949 general election, then re-elected there in the 1953, 1957, 1962, 1963 and 1965 elections.

Byrne was not in Parliament for one term during this time due to his defeat in the 1958 election by Murray McFarlane of the Progressive Conservative party.[citation needed]

Byrne was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport from 1966 to 1968, and also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour from 1963-65.[citation needed]

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