Charles Alexander Best

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Charles Alexander "Sandy" Best
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halton
In office
1957 – 1962
Preceded by Sybil Bennett
Succeeded by Harry C. Harley
Personal details
Born July 7, 1931
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Died March 25, 1978
Nationality Canadian
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.

Further reading[edit]

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.