George Adam Nixon

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George Nixon
Ontario MPP
In office
1971–1975
Preceded byDante De Monte
Succeeded byTony Lupusella
ConstituencyDovercourt
Personal details
Born(1923-05-08)May 8, 1923
Toronto, Ontario
DiedSeptember 19, 1998(1998-09-19) (aged 75)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Spouse(s)Norma
Children4
OccupationFactory foreman

George Adam Nixon (May 8, 1923 – September 19, 1998) was a politician in Ontario, Canada. He was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1975 who represented the downtown Toronto riding of Dovercourt.[1]

Background[edit]

Nixon was born and raised in the Dovercourt neighbourhood in the west end of Toronto, the son of Irish immigrants.[2] He attended Dovercourt Junior Public School and later Central Technical School. Nixon worked for 25 years at Continental Can Company, first as a stock keeper and then as a foreman.[3] He was active in a wide variety of community service activities, including the Baptist Church, the United Appeal, the Cerebral Palsy Association and he was one of the founders of Camp Kwasind for underprivileged children.[4] He and his wife Norma raised four children, one son and three daughters. He died September 19, 1998, of complications of a stroke suffered in May of that same year. He was predeceased by his wife and son.[3]

Politics[edit]

Nixon ran in the 1971 provincial election as the Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding of Dovercourt. He defeated NDP candidate Steve Penner by a narrow margin of 55 votes.[5] A recount reduced the margin to 38 votes. The NDP challenged the election but the result held.[6] In 1975 he was defeated by New Democrat candidate Tony Lupusella by 1,383 votes.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George Adam Nixon | Legislative Assembly of Ontario". www.ola.org. Retrieved 2018-07-31.
  2. ^ Pierre Normandin (1978). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1975.
  3. ^ a b Barnes, Al (September 22, 1998). "George Nixon, 76 former Tory MPP". Toronto Star. p. 1.
  4. ^ "Tribute in the Legislative Assembly". Government of Ontario. September 30, 1998.
  5. ^ "Riding-by-riding returns in provincial election". The Globe and Mail. October 23, 1971. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Dovercourt dispute: Loser wants voting declared invalid". The Globe and Mail. January 20, 1972. p. 5.
  7. ^ "Table of vote results for all Ontario ridings". The Globe and Mail. September 19, 1975. p. C12.

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