Agar Rodney Adamson

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Agar Rodney Adamson
Agar Rodney Adamson.jpg
Member of Parliament
for York West
In office
1940–1954
Preceded by John Streight
Succeeded by John Hamilton
Personal details
Born (1901-11-08)November 8, 1901
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died April 8, 1954(1954-04-08) (aged 52)
Political party Conservative
Progressive Conservative
Profession mining engineer

Agar Rodney Adamson (November 8, 1901 – April 8, 1954) was a Canadian mining engineer and a politician.

Agar Rodney Adamson was born in Toronto, Ontario, on 8 November 1901.[1] Agar Rodney Adamson was the son of Agar Adamson, who commanded Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry from 1916 to 1918 during World War I. His mother was Mabel Cawthra, a wealthy heiress, artist and decorator.[2] Adamson served overseas in 1918, the last year of World War I, with the Royal Air Force as a Pilot Officer.[1]

Adamson became a Mining engineer. He was elected as a Conservative to represent York West, Ontario on 26 March 1940 in the House of Commons of Canada. During World War II (1939–45) he was a pilot with the Lorne Scots. He was reelected for York West as a Progressive Conservative in successive elections on 11 June 1945, 27 June 1949 and 10 August 1953. He died in a TCA plane crash in Moose Jaw SK on 8 April 1954, aged 52.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ADAMSON, Agar Rodney". Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  2. ^ Tennyson, Brian Douglas (2013-05-01). The Canadian Experience of the Great War: A Guide to Memoirs. Scarecrow Press. pp. 3–4. ISBN 978-0-8108-8680-3. Retrieved 2014-07-04.