James Allen Byrne

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James Allen (Jim) Byrne
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1949 – 1958
Preceded by James Herbert Matthews
Succeeded by Murray L. McFarlane
Member of Parliament
for Kootenay East
In office
1962 – 1968
Preceded by Murray L. McFarlaen
Succeeded by Stan Graham
Personal details
Born 27 January 1911
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Died 5 September 1975(1975-09-05) (aged 64)
Political party Liberal
Profession miner
Website *James Allen Byrne – Parliament of Canada biography

James Allen (Jim) Byrne (27 January 1911 – 5 September 1975) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, United States and became a miner by career.

He was first elected at the Kootenay East riding in the 1949 general election, then re-elected there in the 1953, 1957, 1962, 1963 and 1965 elections. Byrne was not in Parliament for one term during this time due to his defeat in the 1958 election by Murray McFarlane of the Progressive Conservative party.

Byrne was Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport from 1966 to 1968, and also served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Labour from 1963 to 1965.