Bert Hargrave

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Herbert Thomas Hargrave
Member of Parliament
for Medicine Hat
In office
1972–1984
Preceded byBud Olson
Succeeded byRobert Harold Porter
Personal details
Born(1917-03-30)March 30, 1917
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
DiedSeptember 24, 1996(1996-09-24) (aged 79)
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Amy Reinhardt
Professionrancher

Herbert Thomas (Bert) Hargrave (30 March 1917 – 24 September 1996) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada.[1] He was born in Medicine Hat, Alberta and became a rancher by career. He held a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Saskatchewan in agricultural engineering.

Early life[edit]

Hargrave was born in Medicine Hat in 1917, the sixth child of Thomas Albert Hargrave and Mary Hope Whimster.[2] He received a degree in agricultural engineering from University of Saskatchewan in 1942. During the World War II, he was a captain with the Corps of Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.[3]

Political career[edit]

He represented Alberta's Medicine Hat electoral district where he first won national office in the 1972 federal election. Hargrave was re-elected there in the 1974, 1979 and 1980 federal elections. He retired from federal politics after this after serving in the 29th, 30th, 31st and 32nd Canadian Parliaments.

Post politics[edit]

After his departure from the House of Commons, Hargrave was appointed to the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame in 1993.[4] Following several years of declining health, he died at Central Park Lodge in Medicine Hat aged 79.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HARGRAVE, Herbert Thomas (Bert), M.B.E., B.Sc., P.Eng., P.Ag". Retrieved 2015-12-02.
  2. ^ Williams, Luetta Ross (1923). The Hargrave Family 1749-1923. Information obtained by James Hargrave of Medicine Hat |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Herbert Thomas Hargrave". Alberta Order of Excellence Council. 2003. Archived from the original on 2004-01-10. Retrieved 2015-12-02.
  4. ^ "Hargrave, Herbert Thomas (Bert) - 1993 Hall of Fame Inductee". Retrieved 2015-12-02.

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