Arthur White (Canadian politician)
|Member of Parliament
for Waterloo South
1953 – 1957
|Preceded by||Howie Meeker|
|Succeeded by||William Anderson|
|Born||October 10, 1907
East Zorra Township
|Died||July 9, 1973
|Spouse(s)||Mary D. Rattray (m. 1938)|
Arthur Walter Adams White (October 10, 1907 – July 9, 1973) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.
White was born in East Zorra Township to James and Floria White (née Adams). His parents had emigrated from England in 1903 and moved to Galt (now Cambridge, Ontario) in 1908, when Arthur was a year old. Arthur White attended the Galt Collegiate Institute and St. Michael's College School in Toronto. He went on to earn a B.A. from the University of Toronto and obtained a law degree from Osgoode Hall in 1938.
White established a legal practice in Galt in 1939, and became involved in civic life. In the 1953 federal election, he was elected under the Liberal Party of Canada banner to represent the riding of Waterloo South. Defeated in the 1957 election, he returned to Galt politics and as a member of the Parks Board campaigned fiercely for Galt's 1959 purchase of the farm which is now Churchill Park.
Arthur White Street in Cambridge, Ontario is named for him.
|Canadian federal election, 1957: Waterloo South|
|Progressive Conservative||William Anderson||11,699||47.38||+5.60|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Theodore Isley||4,009||16.24||-2.39|
|Social Credit||George Hancock||1,532||6.20||+0.32|
|Total valid votes||24,690||100.0|
|Progressive Conservative gain from Liberal||Swing||+4.57|
|Canadian federal election, 1953: Waterloo South|
|Progressive Conservative||Robert Ross Barber||7,309||33.71||-8.53|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||Peggy Geens||4,039||18.63||-8.53|
|Social Credit||Jim Johannes||1,275||5.88||–|
|Total valid votes||21,681||100.0|
|Liberal gain from Progressive Conservative||Swing||+9.86|
- Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.