Gus Mitges

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Gus Mitges
Member of Parliament
for Grey—Simcoe
In office
1972–1993
Personal details
Born Constantine George Mitges
(1919-02-05)5 February 1919
Psili Vrisi, Greece
Died 1 November 2009(2009-11-01) (aged 90)
Guelph, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession Veterinarian

Constantine George (Gus) Mitges, B.V.Sc., D.V.M., V.S. (5 February 1919 – 1 November 2009) was a Greek-Canadian member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1972 to 1993. By career, he was a veterinarian.

Mitges was born in Psili Vrisi, Greece. He came to Canada at the age of six and grew up in Guelph.[1] A veterinarian by profession, he entered politics when he served as a school board member. In 1966, he was elected as an alderman in Owen Sound, where he served until his election to the House of Commons.

Mitges was elected to Parliament in the 1972 federal election for the Progressive Conservative Party in the riding of Grey—Simcoe. He was subsequently re-elected for consecutive terms until the 1988 federal election, serving from the 29th through the 34th Canadian Parliaments. After ridings were rearranged in 1987, Mitges sought re-election for his final political term in the Bruce—Grey riding. He left federal politics in 1993, not seeking re-election in that year's federal election.[2]

He was married twice: first to Velma Martin and later to Yolanda Odorico. Mitges was president of the Owen Sound Little Theatre and served as a director of Theatre Ontario in 1971. In 1995, he was named a Commander of the Greek Order of the Phoenix.[1]

On 1 November 2009, Mitges died at Guelph General Hospital, aged 90.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Former MP Gus Mitges dies at 90". Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin. 7 November 2009. Retrieved 8 November 2009. 
  2. ^ a b The Canadian Press (3 November 2009). "Former Ontario Progressive Conservative MP Gus Mitges dead at 90". Barrie Examiner. Retrieved 3 November 2009. 

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