Arthur James Turner (politician)

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Arthur James Turner (September 12, 1888[1] – December 13, 1983[2]) was an English-born body repair shop owner and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Vancouver East in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1941 to 1966 as a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and then New Democratic Party member.

He was born in Norwich, the son of Arthur Walter Turner[1] and was educated there. He apprenticed as a coppersmith, and came to Canada in 1913 with his wife,[3] the former Ida Emily White.[1] He worked as a metal worker in Victoria before opening his own shop in Vancouver. He served as whip for the CCF and was deputy house leader for the party from 1957 to 1966.[3] Turner died in Vancouver at the age of 95.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, Pierre G (1951). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1951. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ a b Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies.