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Arthur Laing

Arthur Laing, Canadian government official.

Background

  • Laing, Arthur was born on September 9, 1904 in Richmond, B.C., Canada. Son of Thomas and Marion Brown (Mackie) Laing.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, U. B.C., 1925.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Linda Laurine (Mistress David Billingsley), Manager fertilizers department Vancouver Milling & Grain Ltd., 1926-1933. Manager agricultural chemicals div. Buckerfield’s Ltd., 1933-1951.

      Member House of Commons for Vancouver S., 1949-1953, 62-72, Senate, 1972-1975. Leader Liberal party in B.C., 1953. Member Vancouver Legislature for Point Grey, 1953-1956.

      Member Privy Council, minister Northern affairs and natural resources Canada, 1963, Indian affairs and Northern development, 1966, public works, 1969-1972, veterans affairs, 1972-1975. Member Senate of Canada, 1972-1975. Chairman, Richmond Board School Trustees, 1930-1943.

      President, B.C. Young Liberal Association, 1947, B.C. Liberal Association, 1947-1949.

    Membership

    Member House of Commons for Vancouver S., 1949-1953, 62-72, Senate, 1972-1975. Member Vancouver Legislature for Point Grey, 1953-1956. Member Privy Council, minister Northern affairs and natural resources Canada, 1963, Indian affairs and Northern development, 1966, public works, 1969-1972, veterans affairs, 1972-1975.

    Member Senate of Canada, 1972-1975. Chairman, Richmond Board School Trustees, 1930-1943. President, B.C. Young Liberal Association, 1947, B.C. Liberal Association, 1947-1949.

    Member Canadian Society Technology Agriculture (past president B.C. branch), Agricultural Institute Canada, Phi Kappa Pi, Sigma Tau Upsilon. Member United Church Canada.

    Connections

    • Married Elma Geraldine Hyland, July 17, 1938.
    • father: Thomas Laing
    • mother: Marion Brown (Mackie) Laing
    • spouse: Elma Geraldine Hyland
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    Born September 9, 1904
    Died February 13, 1975
    (aged 70)
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