McGeer, Gerald Grattan, 1888-1947

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McGeer, Gerald Grattan, 1888-1947

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Gerald McGeer was born in Manitoba but lived most of his life in Vancouver. He apprenticed to become an iron moulder, later deciding to become a lawyer. He was called to the bar in 1915. In 1917 he married Charlotte Spence. In 1916 he was elected Liberal MLA for Richmond. In 1933, he was elected an MLA for Vancouver Burrard, after having contested three federal elections unsuccessfully. He was twice elected Mayor of Vancouver, from 1935 to 1936, and in 1947. In 1945, he was appointed Senator.

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Created by: Dennis Duffy.

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