Charles Tran

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Charles Ernest Tran
MLA for Pelly
In office
Preceded by Sarah Ramsland
Succeeded by Reginald Parker
Personal details
Born January 29, 1878
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Died March 24, 1934(1934-03-24) (aged 56)
Kamsack, Saskatchewan
Political party Progressive
Residence Kamsack, Saskatchewan
Occupation physician

Charles Ernest Tran (January 29, 1878[1] – March 24, 1934[2]) was a Canadian physician and politician in the province of Saskatchewan. He represented Pelly from 1925 to 1929 in the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan as a Progressive Party member.

He was born in Barrie, Ontario, the son of William Tran and Mary English, and was educated in Barrie and at The Western University of London, Ontario (now the University of Western Ontario). Tran came west, settling in Kamsack, Saskatchewan. In 1912, he married Louise McGale. Tran served in the Canadian Medical Corps during World War I.[1] He was mayor of Kamsack from 1914 to 1916 and in 1919, 1921, 1923 and 1926.[2] Tran also owned a pharmacy in Kamsack.[1] From 1925 to 1929, as leader of the Progressive Party, he shared the position of leader of the opposition in the provincial assembly with James Thomas Milton Anderson, the leader of the Conservative party.[3]

Tran retired from politics in 1929 but continued to practice medicine. He died in Kamsack on March 24, 1934 following a stroke, at the age of 56.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Hawkes, John (1924). The story of Saskatchewan and its people. Volume 2. pp. 1254–5. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dr. C. E. Tran Dies Suddenly". Leader-Post. Regina. March 24, 1934. p. 1. Retrieved 2012-05-21. 
  3. ^ "Saskatchewan Leaders of the Official Opposition in the Legislative Assembly" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Retrieved 2012-03-07.