Frank Chester (politician)
|Frank Leslie Chester|
Serving with Morris Gray, John Hawryluk, William Kardash
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||Alexander Turk|
(multiple member constituency)
|Born||November 30, 1901
|Died||August 13, 1966|
Born in Winnipeg, Chester was educated in Vancouver, British Columbia, and returned to Winnipeg later in life. He worked as a hardware merchant, and served as an alderman in Winnipeg from 1947 to 1950.
He was elected to the Manitoba legislature as a Liberal-Progressive in the 1949 provincial election in the constituency of Winnipeg North, which elected four members by a single transferable ballot. Chester finished third on the first count, and was declared elected on the eighth and final count. He served as a backbench supporter of Douglas Campbell's government during his time in the legislature.
He did not seek re-election in the 1953 provincial election, but instead ran as a candidate of the Liberal Party of Canada for Winnipeg North in the 1953 federal election. He lost to CCF candidate Alistair Stewart by 5,911 votes.