Claude Richmond

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Claude Richmond
35th Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
June 19, 2001 – May 16, 2005
Premier Gordon Campbell
Lieutenant Governor Garde Gardom
Iona Campagnolo
Preceded by Bill Hartley
Succeeded by Bill Barisoff
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Kamloops
In office
May 16, 2001 – May 12, 2009
Preceded by Cathy McGregor
Succeeded by Riding Abolished
In office
December 14, 1981 – October 17, 1991
Serving with Bud Smith (1986-91)
Preceded by Rafe Mair
Succeeded by Arthur Charbonneau
Minister of Tourism of British Columbia
In office
August 6, 1986 – August 14, 1986
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Succeeded by William Earl Reid
Minister of Social Services and Housing of British Columbia
In office
August 14, 1986 – November 1, 1989
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Succeeded by Peter Albert Dueck
Minister of Min. of State, Okanagan of British Columbia
In office
October 22, 1987 – July 6, 1988
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Minister of Tourism of British Columbia
In office
September 22, 1989 – November 1, 1989
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Preceded by William Earl Reid
Succeeded by Cliff Michael
Provincial Secretary of British Columbia
In office
September 22, 1989 – November 1, 1989
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Preceded by William Earl Reid
Succeeded by Howard Leroy Dirks
Minister of Forests of British Columbia
In office
November 1, 1989 – November 5, 1991
Premier Bill Vander Zalm
Rita Johnston
Preceded by Dave Parker
Succeeded by Dan Miller
Minister of Employment and Income Assistance of British Columbia
In office
June 16, 2005 – June 23, 2008
Premier Gordon Campbell
Personal details
Born Claude Harry Richmond
(1935-08-03) August 3, 1935 (age 82)
Blue River, British Columbia
Political party Social Credit
Liberal

Claude Harry Richmond (born August 3, 1935) is a former BC Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Canadian province of British Columbia.[1] He represented the riding of Kamloops from 1981 to 1991 and from 2001 to 2009.

He was first elected as MLA for Kamloops in a by-election in 1981 to replace Rafe Mair. Richmond represented the riding for the Social Credit Party of British Columbia, serving in a variety of cabinet portfolios, until leaving politics in 1991. In his first term from 1981 to 1986, Kamloops was a single-member district; in his second term from 1986 to 1991 it was revised to a dual-member district, and Richmond served alongside Bud Smith.

Richmond served as Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 2001 to 2005, succeeded by Bill Barisoff. He was subsequently appointed the Minister of Employment and Income Assistance.

On May 9, 2008, he announced that he would not stand for re-election in the 2009 provincial election.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's who in the West: A Biographical Dictionary of Noteworthy Men and Women of the Pacific Coast and the Western States. A.N. Marquis Company. 2004. ISBN 9780837909356. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  2. ^ "MLA Richmond steps down, citing health". Vancouver Province. 2008-05-11. p. A23. 

External links[edit]