Charles Granger

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Charles Ronald McKay Granger
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bonavista—Twillingate
In office
Preceded by Jack Pickersgill
Succeeded by The electoral district was abolished in 1966.
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador
In office
Preceded by Thomas Gordon William Ashbourne
Succeeded by Andrew Chatwood
Personal details
Born (1912-08-12)August 12, 1912
Catalina, Newfoundland
Died April 22, 1995(1995-04-22) (aged 82)
Political party Liberal

Charles Ronald McKay Granger, PC OC (August 12, 1912 – April 22, 1995) was a Canadian and Newfoundland politician.

Born in Catalina, Newfoundland and Labrador, one of two children of David Charles and Emilie Sarah (Bursey) Granger, Granger was educated at St. Peter's Anglican High School.

Granger was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Grand Falls—White Bay—Labrador in the 1958 election. He was re-elected in 1962, 1963, and 1965.

In August 1966, he resigned from the Canadian House of Commons and became a Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for the District of Gander in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly. He was appointed Minister of Labrador Affairs.

Granger resigned from the House of Assembly on September 25, 1967, and returned to the House of Commons after winning a 1967 federal by-election in the riding of Bonavista—Twillingate following the retirement of Cabinet minister Jack Pickersgill. Granger won the seat and was appointed Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of Prime Minister Lester Pearson and kept the position when Pierre Trudeau became Prime Minister of Canada the following year. However, he was defeated by John Howard Lundrigan in the 1968 election.

Following his defeat, Granger was a vice-president of Shaheen Natural Resources Company from 1968 to 1975 .

In 1994, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

On June 19, 1950, he married Elizabeth Jane French and they had four children.

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