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Lewis Elston Cardiff (22 January 1889 – 16 April 1969) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Brussels, Ontario and initially chose farming as his career.

Lewis Elston Cardiff
Member of Parliament
for Huron North
In office
March 1940 – August 1953
Preceded byRobert Deachman
Succeeded byConstituency abolished
Member of Parliament
for Huron
In office
August 1953 – December 1965
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byRobert McKinley
Personal details
Born(1889-01-22)22 January 1889
Brussels, Ontario, Canada
Died16 April 1969(1969-04-16) (aged 80)
Political partyNational Government
Progressive Conservative
ProfessionFarmer

From 1932 to 1940, Elston Cardiff was Reeve of Ontario's Morris Township. After this he entered federal politics with his election at the Huron North riding in the 1940 general election. He became a member of Parliament under the National Government party banner which was used by the Conservative Party at that time. Cardiff became a Progressive Conservative member when that party adopted this new name in 1942.

Cardiff was re-elected to successive Parliament terms at Huron North in 1945 and 1949. He was then re-elected in Huron riding after electoral district boundary changes, winning in 1953, 1957, 1958, 1962 and 1963. The 26th Canadian Parliament marked his final term in office and Cardiff did not seek another term in the 1965 election.

During his time in federal office, Cardiff was party Whip in 1957 and 1958. For two years from November 1959 he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture, then from January to April 1962 as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Health and Welfare.

His grandson, Murray Cardiff later served as member for Huron-Bruce.

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