Gordon Benjamin Isnor

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The Hon.
Gordon Benjamin Isnor
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Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
1928–1935
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halifax
In office
1935–1950
Serving with Robert Emmett Finn (1935–1940)
William Chisholm Macdonald (1940-1947)
John Dickey (1947-1950)
Preceded by Felix Patrick Quinn
William Anderson Black
Succeeded by Samuel Rosborough Balcom
Senator for Halifax-Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
In office
1950–1973
Appointed by Louis St. Laurent
Personal details
Born (1885-05-10)10 May 1885
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Died 17 March 1973(1973-03-17) (aged 87)
Political party Liberal
Committees Chair, Special Committee on War Expenditures and Economies (1946)
Chair, Standing Committee on Tourist Traffic (1955-1965)

Gordon Benjamin Isnor (10 May 1885 – 17 March 1973) was a Canadian merchant and parliamentarian.

A Liberal, he was elected four consecutive times to the Canadian House of Commons as the Member of Parliament representing the Nova Scotia electoral district of Halifax. He was first elected in the Canadian federal election of 1935, and was re-elected in 1940, 1945, and 1949.[1]

On 28 July 1955 he was appointed to the Canadian Senate on the recommendation of Louis St-Laurent, and represented the senatorial division of Halifax-Dartmouth until his death.[1]

Outside of his political life, Isnor was a successful Halifax businessman and operated a chain of clothing stores bearing his name in Nova Scotia. A street in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia was named after him, as well a senior citizens home in Halifax, the Gordon B. Isnor Manor.[2]

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