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Arthur Laing

Canadian government official.

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