Frederick Robertson (politician)

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Frederick Robertson
Member of Parliament
for Northumberland
In office
June 1949 – June 1957
Preceded by Robert Earl Drope
Succeeded by Ben Thompson
Personal details
Born Frederick Greystock Robertson
(1909-03-07)7 March 1909
Belleville, Ontario
Died 17 September 2002(2002-09-17) (aged 93)
Cobourg, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Margaret R. Aitkins
(m. 20 October 1936)[1]
Children Anne Robertson, Ian Robertson, Rick Robertson
Profession physician

Frederick Greystock Robertson (7 March 1909 – 17 September 2002) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.

Robertson was born in Belleville, Ontario and became a physician after receiving his MD degree at the University of Toronto. After working as a doctor in Cobourg, Ontario, he left his practice in July 1948 to work in the canning industry, eventually owning and managing the Cobourg-based Robertson Packers.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Northumberland riding in the 1949 general election and was re-elected for a second term in 1953. Robertson was defeated by Ben Thompson of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1957 election.

Robertson's father, William George Robertson, was a Liberal member of the Ontario Legislature between 1926 and 1929.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ "Frederick Robertson". Hansard. Parliament of Canada. 23 October 2002. Retrieved 2009-06-28. 

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