Albert McPhillips

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Albert DeBurgo McPhillips
Member of Parliament
for Victoria
In office
June 1957 – February 1963
Preceded by Francis Fairey
Succeeded by David Groos
Personal details
Born (1904-01-18)18 January 1904
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Died 11 March 1971(1971-03-11) (aged 67)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Dorothy M. Freethy(1909-2005)
(m. 30 January 1935-1971, his death)[1]
Relations Albert Edward McPhillips,
Alexander St.George McPhillips (brother)
Gwyneth Marie Kathleen Hall(sister)
Davie Fulton(cousin)
Children Jacqueline Marie Abbott & Lewis Edward McPhillips
Profession Barrister and solicitor
Nickname(s) Burke

Albert DeBurgo "Burke" McPhillips (18 January 1904 – 11 March 1971) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a barrister and solicitor by career.

Early years[edit]

McPhillips was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He was the youngest son of the Hon. Mr. Justice Albert Edward McPhillips and Sophia Emily Davie, daughter of the late Hon. A.E.B. Davie, Q.C.. [2]

Military service[edit]

McPhillips served in the Canadian Army as Captain with The Duke of Connaught's Own Rifles of Canada from 1940 to 1946.[3]

Political career[edit]

McPhillips was a candidate for the British Columbia Conservative Party in the Vancouver Centre (1933, 1941 provincial elections) and Victoria City (1952).[4]

He was first elected at the Victoria riding in the 1957 general election and was re-elected twice, in the 1958 and 1962 federal elections. McPhillips served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries from August 1962 to February 1963. His cousin, Davie Fulton, was Minister of Public Works around this time.[5]

After completing his third term, the 25th Canadian Parliament, McPhillips left federal political office and was appointed to the Tariff Board of Canada.[5]

He died suddenly at Ottawa on 11 March 1971. He was survived by his wife and two children.[6][7]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ [2]
  3. ^ Military Service
  4. ^ "Candidates of Record". BC Conservative Party. Archived from the original on 12 August 2011. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  5. ^ a b Green, Robin (20 March 1963). "Ex-MP to Be Named Tariff Board Member". The Globe and Mail. p. 9. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ [3]

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