Bill White (Canadian politician)
|William Andrew White, III|
Bill White, seen here in the mid-1970s.
Photo courtesy of the White family.
|First Black Canadian MP candidate|
February 7, 1915|
Truro, Nova Scotia
|Died||January 23, 1981
|Political party||Co-operative Commonwealth Federation|
|Spouse(s)||Vivian R. Keeler|
|Children||W. Romney White, Chris White, Laurie White, Sheila White, Tim White|
|Occupation||Teacher/Composer/Choral Group Leader|
1949 federal election
|Canadian federal election, 1949: Spadina|
|Progressive Conservative||Willard M. Box||9,407|
|Co-operative Commonwealth||William Andrew White||5,969|
Order of Canada
Bill White was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 18, 1970. He was invested into the Order on March 31, 1971. The appointment was for "services to the community and his contribution to better relations and understanding between people of different racial background." Another honour he earned was the Scarborough Citizen of the Year in 1976.
He was the son of Baptist minister William A. White and the brother of famed Canadian concert singer Portia White, labour union leader Jack White, and television performer Lorne White. Bill White was the father of software designer W. Romney White, folk musician Chris White, Toronto physician Laurie White, social activist and politician Sheila White and professional musician Tim White.
- "Honors, Order of Canada". Governor General of Canada Website. Governor General of Canada. 2006-03-30. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
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