Howard Dirks

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Howard Dirks
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Nelson-Creston
In office
October 22, 1986 – October 17, 1991
Preceded by Lorne Nicolson
Succeeded by Corky Evans
Personal details
Born (1938-08-07)August 7, 1938
Waldheim, Saskatchewan
Political party Social Credit Party of British Columbia
Spouse(s) Lorna Mary Logan
Alma mater University of Saskatchewan
Profession Oil Field Technologist, Restaurateur

Howard Leroy Dirks (born August 7, 1938)[1] was an oil field technologist, restaurant owner and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Nelson-Creston in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1986 to 1991 as a Social Credit member.

He was born in Waldheim, Saskatchewan and educated at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1961 Dirks married Lorna Mary Logan. He was an alderman for Nelson. Dirks served in the provincial cabinet as Provincial Secretary.[1] He was defeated by Corky Evans when he ran for reelection to the assembly in 1991 and 1996; in 1996, Dirks ran as a Liberal candidate.[2]


  1. ^ a b Flanagan, Kathryn M; Miller, Katherine J (Spring 1991). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, Supplement, 1987–2001" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2012-02-18.