John Wise (Ontario)

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The Honourable
John Wise (Ontario)
PC, MP
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Elgin
In office
1972–1988
Preceded by Harold Edwin Stafford
Succeeded by Ken Monteith
Deputy Reeve of Yarmouth Township, Ontario [1]
In office
1966–1967
Reeve of Yarmouth Township, Ontario[1]
In office
1968–1969
Warden of Elgin County [1]
In office
1969–1969
Preceded by A. Bruce McCallum
Succeeded by William R. "Bill" Caverly
Minister of Agriculture
In office
June 4, 1979 – March 2, 1980
Preceded by Eugene Whelan
Succeeded by Eugene Whelan
Minister of Agriculture
In office
September 17, 1984 – September 14, 1988
Preceded by Ralph Ferguson
Succeeded by Don Mazankowski
Personal details
Born December 12, 1935
St. Thomas, Ontario
Died January 9, 2013(2013-01-09) (aged 77)
London, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Residence St. Thomas, Ontario
Profession Dairy farmer
Religion Presbyterian

John Wise, PC (December 12, 1935 – January 9, 2013) was a Canadian dairy cattle farmer and politician from Ontario.

Early Years[edit]

Born in St. Thomas, Ontario wise was a dairy farmer, but also was a local politician in St. Thomas - Elgin:[2]

Federal Politics[edit]

Wise was first elected as a Progressive Conservative to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Elgin in 1972.[3] He was re-elected in 1974, 1979, 1980, and 1984. In Joe Clark's cabinet he was the Minister of Agriculture (June 4, 1979 – March 2, 1980). He was also Minister of Agriculture (September 17, 1984 – September 14, 1988) in Brian Mulroney's cabinet.

Retirement[edit]

Post politics Wise served on various agriculture related boards:

  • board member for Amtelcom
  • Chairman of the Board, Canadian Livestock Exporters Association and Canadian Embryo Exporters Association

Wise retired as a MP in 1988 and retired to his farm (dairy operations sold in 1970s).[2] Wise was honorary founder and President of Soil Conservation Canada and cattle judge in Elgin County.

Death[edit]

Wise died January 9, 2013 at the age of 77 in London, Ontario.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.elgin.ca/ElginCounty/CulturalServices/Archives/documents/CouncilFacts.pdf
  2. ^ a b "John Wise". ZoomInfo.com. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  3. ^ "PARLINFO - Parliamentarian File - Federal Experience - WISE, The Hon. John, P.C". Parl.gc.ca. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  4. ^ nurun.com. "Former Elgin MP dies | Local | News". St. Thomas Times-Journal. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Harold Edwin Stafford
Member of Parliament from Elgin
1972–1988
Succeeded by
Ken Monteith