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John Edward Broadbent

politician , professor

John BROADBENT, Canadian professor and politician. House of Commons since 1968; National Academy, of Sciences.

Background

Broadbent, John Edward was born on March 21, 1936 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Son of Percy Edward and Mary Anastasia (Welsh) Broadbent.

Education

Bachelor in Philosophy with honors, University Toronto, 1959. Master of Arts in Philosophy of Law, University Toronto, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, 1964.

Career

Professor, of Political Science, York University, Ontario 1965-1968. Chairman Policy Review Committee New Democratic Party Federation Convention 1969. Chairman Federation Caucus 1972-1974, Pari.

Leader of Federation Caucus 1974-1975. National Leader of New' Democratic Party 1975-1989. Vice-President Socialist Institute.

Fellow, American Academy, of Arts & Sciences.

Membership

House of Commons since 1968. National Academy, of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading contemporary fiction, listening to music, skiing.

Connections

Married Lucille Allen, October 19, 1971. Children: Paul, Christine.

father:
Percy Edward Broadbent

mother:
Mary Anastasia (Welsh) Broadbent

spouse:
Lucille Allen

children:
Paul Broadbent

Christine Broadbent