Herbert John Welch

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Herbert John Welch (October 27, 1894[1] – April 27, 1959[2]) was a business owner and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Comox in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1945 to 1952 as a Liberal.

He was born in New Westminster, British Columbia, the son of Herbert Hatton Welch and Mary French, and was educated in Vancouver. In 1920, Welch married Helen Grace Clark.[3] He served as a captain in the Royal Air Force.

Bert was co-founder and President of the Olympic Logging Company, which was formed in 1932. In 1949, the Olympic Logging Company was dissolved, and a new company named Olympic Forest Products Ltd. was formed with the same shareholders.[4]

He served as chairman of the Board of Commissioners for Qualicum Beach.[1] Welch was a member of a Liberal-Conservative coalition in the assembly. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1952.[5] Welch died in Oak Bay.[2]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G (1951). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1951. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Vital Statistics Act: Schedule F — Marriage Certificate". BC Archives. Retrieved 2015-08-01. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Olympic Forest Products: History". Retrieved 2017-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.