Einar Maynard Gunderson
|Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
November 24, 1952 – June 9, 1953
|Preceded by||Harry Denyer Francis|
|Succeeded by||Frank Richter Jr.|
|Born||Einar Maynard Gunderson
|Died||January 11, 1980
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Political party||Social Credit|
Einar Maynard Gunderson (ca 1900 – January 11, 1980) was a chartered accountant and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Similkameen in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia in 1953 as a Social Credit member.
Gunderson served as president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta in 1936. He was first elected to the assembly in a 1952 by-election held after Harry Denyer Francis resigned his seat to allow Gunderson to run for a seat in the assembly. Gunderson served briefly in the provincial cabinet as Finance Minister. Although he was unsuccessful when he ran for reelection in the general election held in 1953 and a subsequent by-election later that year, Gunderson continued to serve as financial adviser to W.A.C. Bennett's government. He also served as vice-president of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway and as a director of the British Columbia Toll Bridge and Highways Authority, of the Canadian Bank of Commerce, of Black Ball Ferries Ltd. and of Deeks-McBride Ltd., a cement and gravel supply company. Gunderson was a member of the board of governors for the University of British Columbia from 1957 to 1968. In 1967, he was named provisional chairman of the Bank of British Columbia. Gunderson also served on the board of directors for BC Hydro until the NDP came into power in 1972; he was removed from the board of directors of BC Rail at the same time. He died in Vancouver at the age of 80 in 1980.
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