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Walter Leland Rutherford "Lee" Clark (16 December 1936 – 10 August 2008[1])[2] was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Davidson, Saskatchewan and was a professor by career.

Lee Clark
Member of Parliament
for Brandon—Souris
In office
Preceded byWalter Dinsdale
Succeeded byGlen McKinnon
Personal details
Walter Leland Rutherford Clark

(1936-12-16)16 December 1936
Davidson, Saskatchewan
Died10 August 2008(2008-08-10) (aged 71)
Lake Metigoshe
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Clark attended the University of Saskatchewan. There, he met and, in 1959, married Barbara Woods. Clark went on to study at the University of Oregon and, after teaching in Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba, received his PhD in Canadian history from the University of Alberta.[2]

Following the November 1982 death of Brandon—Souris Member of Parliament Walter Dinsdale, Clark became the Progressive Conservative party candidate for the riding in a by-election on May 1983. Clark won the seat and was re-elected in the 1984 and 1988 federal elections.

Clark left federal politics and did not campaign in the 1993 federal election after serving for part of the 32nd Canadian Parliament, and for full terms in the 33rd and 34th Parliaments.

Clark died at the age of 71, following a fall from a horse at Lake Metigoshe[3]


  1. ^ "Former Brandon MP Dies". Winnipeg Free Press. 12 August 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Lee Clark (obituary)". Winnipeg Free Press. 12 August 2008. Retrieved 27 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Memorable Manitobans: Walter Leland Rutherford "Lee" Clark (1936-2008)". Manitoba Historical Society. 22 September 2009. Retrieved 27 April 2012.

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