Eric William Blake Cross

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Eric Cross
Ontario MPP
In office
1937–1943
Preceded by Richard Colter
Succeeded by William Walsh
Constituency Haldimand—Norfolk
Personal details
Born (1904-01-27)January 27, 1904
Madoc, Ontario
Died February 25, 1965(1965-02-25) (aged 61)
Woodstock, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Occupation Lawyer, judge

Eric William Blake Cross (January 1, 1904 – February 25, 1965) was an Ontario judge and political figure. He represented Haldimand—Norfolk in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1937 to 1943 as a Liberal member.

Background[edit]

Cross was born in 1904 in Madoc, Ontario. His parents were William Cross and Mary Judith Falls.[1] He also became Chairman of the Ontario Municipal Board. Cross served as a Provincial Magistrate and County Court judge. He died in Woodstock, Ontario at the age of 61.[2]

Politics[edit]

Cross served as Minister of Municipal Affairs and Public Welfare from 1937 to 1940; he was Attorney General and Minister of Municipal Affairs in 1943.

Cabinet posts[edit]

Provincial Government of Gordon Daniel Conant
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
Thomas McQuesten Minister of Municipal Affairs
1943 (May-August)
George Dunbar
Gordon Daniel Conant Attorney General
1943 (May-August)
Leslie Blackwell
Provincial Government of Mitchell Hepburn
Cabinet Posts (2)
Predecessor Office Successor
David Croll Minister of Municipal Affairs
1937-1940
Thomas McQuesten
David Croll Minister of Public Welfare
1937-1940
Farquhar Oliver

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Person Details for Eric William Blake Cross". Family Search. 
  2. ^ "Judge Eric Cross: Ex-Attorney-General Joined Bench in 1944". The Globe and Mail. February 26, 1965. p. 55. 

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