Dan McIvor (politician)

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Dan McIvor
Member of Parliament
for Fort William
In office
October 1935 – February 1958
Preceded by Robert James Manion
Succeeded by Hubert Badanai
Personal details
Born Daniel McIvor
(1871-02-14)14 February 1871[1][2]
Lurgy, County Tyrone, Ireland
Died 2 September 1965(1965-09-02) (aged 94)
Fort William, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Gertrude Bissett
(m. 30 December 1908)[1]
Profession clergyperson

Daniel (Dan) McIvor (14 February 1871 – 2 September 1965) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Lurgy, County Tyrone, Ireland. He was the father of Canadian aviator Dan McIvor.

McIvor graduated from Manitoba College in 1905 and became a Presbyterian then United Church of Canada clergyman. McIvor married Gertrude Margaret Bissett [3] (30 December 1908). After preaching in various congregations in Manitoba, he was appointed to Fort William, Ontario in 1926.[1]

He was first elected at the Fort William riding in the 1935 general election. McIvor was re-elected to successive terms in Parliament there in 1940, 1945, 1949, 1953 and 1957. He supported a national old age pension system since introducing a 1937 Parliamentary resolution. After completing his final term, the 23rd Canadian Parliament, McIvor retired from federal politics and did not stand for re-election in 1958.

McIvor died aged 94 at Fort William in 1965, where he remained after leaving his political career. John Diefenbaker, then leader of the opposition Progressive Conservatives, noted that McIvor "was the most beloved member that the House of Commons has known in my time. He was a friend of the sick, of the afflicted and the underdog. He lived to serve others."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Goldsborough, Gordon (18 October 2008). "Daniel McIvor (1871-1965)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Minister-Politician Noted for Kindness". The Globe and Mail. 4 September 1965. p. 2. 
  3. ^ Manitoba BMD Registration Number: 1908,003982

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