Percy Smith (politician)

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G.A. Percy Smith
Member of Parliament
for Northumberland—Miramichi
In office
June 1968 – May 1974
Preceded by George Roy McWilliam
Succeeded by Maurice A. Dionne
Personal details
Born (1921-12-22)22 December 1921
Lower Newcastle, New Brunswick
Died 23 January 2009(2009-01-23) (aged 87)
Miramichi, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) M. Elizabeth Cullinan
Profession barrister, lawyer

Gerald Albert Percy Smith, QC (22 December 1921 – 23 January 2009) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a barrister and lawyer by career.

Smith was born at a farm in Lower Newcastle, New Brunswick.[1] He studied law at the University of New Brunswick and graduated from there in 1950.[2] He was appointed a Queens Counsel in 1972.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Northumberland—Miramichi riding in the 1968 general election, then re-elected there in the 1972 election. In May 1974, Smith finished his term in the 29th Canadian Parliament and did not seek re-election.

Smith also served as Mayor of Newcastle, New Brunswick.[3]

During the last three years of his life, Smith lived at a senior citizens residence in Miramichi, New Brunswick where he died on 23 January 2009.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Smith, G. A. Percy, QC (obituary)". InMemoriam.caTelegraph-Journal. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Graduates of the School of Law: 1950-1959". University of New Brunswick. Retrieved 14 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Cullinan, Michael. "Plate LVI - Ancestry of Lawrence Cullinan (c1796-1872) of Saint John, New Brunswick". The Cullinan and Cullinane Family Genealogy Project Website. Retrieved 2008-08-10. 

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