Frederick William Gershaw Edit Profile
M.D. C.M., Manitoba U., 1908.
Born in Emerson, Manitoba, he received a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1911. He became a medical officer for the Canadian Pacific Railway and moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta. They had 4 daughters: Margaret, Edith, Norma, and Lorraine.
He first ran unsuccessfully for the Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Medicine Hat in the 1921 federal election. A Liberal, he was elected in the 1925 federal election and re-elected in 1926 and 1930. He was defeated in 1935 and was re-elected in 1940.
He was summoned to the Canadian Senate in 1945 representing the senatorial division of Medicine Hat, Alberta. He resigned in 1968 shortly before his death. Senator Gershaw School in Bow Island, Alberta is named in his honour.
Fellow American College of Surgeons. Member Royal College Surgeons, Canadian Medical Association. Member United Church of Canada.
Member Liberal party.
Married Harriet Robinson, June 17, 1912.