Charles Alexander Best
|Charles Alexander "Sandy" Best|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
1957 – 1962
|Preceded by||Sybil Bennett|
|Succeeded by||Harry C. Harley|
|Born||July 7, 1931
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Died||March 25, 1978|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party|
|Occupation||Farmer, nurseryman, scientist|
Charles Alexander Best (July 7, 1931 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada – March 25, 1978) was a Canadian politician, farmer, nurseryman, scientist. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1957 election as a Member of the Progressive Conservative to represent the riding of Halton. He was re-elected in 1958 and defeated in the elections of 1962 and 1963. He was the son of Charles Herbert Best, the American-Canadian medical scientist, and one of the co-discoverers of insulin.
Best, Henry B.M. Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin (Dundern Press. 2003) ISBN 1-55002-399-3. An account of Sandy Best's life, particularly outside politics, is given in some detail.
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