Eric Charles Fitzgerald Martin

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Eric Charles Fitzgerald Martin
MLA for Vancouver-Burrard
In office
1952–1966
Personal details
Born (1905-09-15)September 15, 1905
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Died April 23, 1973(1973-04-23) (aged 67)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Social Credit Party of British Columbia

Eric Charles Fitzgerald Martin (September 15, 1905 – April 23, 1973) was an accountant, stock broker and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Vancouver-Burrard in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1952 to 1966 as a Social Credit member.

He was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba,[1] the son of John Fitzgerald Martin and Margaret Edith Goodday, and was educated in London, England and Victoria, British Columbia. In 1941, Martin married Margaret Boyd. He served as a sergeant-instructor in the Canadian Army during World War II.[1] In 1945, Martin was an unsuccessful candidate in the federal riding of Vancouver Centre.[2] He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1945 and 1949 before being elected in 1952. Martin served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Health and Welfare and as Minister of Health Services and Hospital Insurance.[1] He died in 1973.[3]

The Eric Martin Pavilion, formerly the Eric Martin Institute, of the Royal Jubilee Hospital was named in his honour.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Normandin, P G (1965). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1965. 
  2. ^ "Vancouver Centre, British Columbia (1914 - )". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  3. ^ "Eric Martin fonds". British Columbia Archival Information Network. Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  4. ^ "Unit Pledged". Vancouver Sun. August 19, 1967. p. 9. Retrieved 2011-12-14.