Alastair William Gillespie
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||District was created in 1966.|
|Succeeded by||District was abolished in 1976.|
May 1, 1922 |
Victoria, British Columbia
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Gillespie attended Brentwood College School, McGill University and then Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. After receiving a business degree from the University of Toronto, he went on to a senior role in the educational publisher W.J. Gage & Co.
Gillespie was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the Toronto riding of Etobicoke in the 1968 election. He was re-elected in the 1972 and 1974 elections. He lost to Michael Wilson in the 1979 election.
He held various ministerial positions including: Industry, Trade and Commerce; Energy, Mines and Resources; State for Science and Technology; and Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board.
He was married to Diana Gillespie (Clark, d. 2010) and has two children, Ian Gillespie and Cynthia Webb.
Gillespie is a lifelong golfer, tennis player, and fisherman.
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