Jesse Pickard Tripp

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Jesse Pickard Tripp
Member of Parliament
for Assiniboia
In office
March 1940 – June 1945
Preceded by James Garfield Gardiner
Succeeded by Edward McCullough
Personal details
Born (1883-05-07)7 May 1883
Forest, Ontario, Canada
Died 6 September 1971(1971-09-06) (aged 88)
Political party Liberal
Profession pharmacist

Jesse Pickard Tripp (7 May 1883 – 6 September 1971) was a Canadian politician serving in municipal, provincial and federal governments. He was born in Forest, Ontario and became a pharmacist by career. His name also appears as Jesse Pichard Tripp or Jesse Picard Tripp in some sources.

The son of Newton Tripp, he was educated in Forest, apprenticed in a drugstore and continued his studies at Toronto University, receiving a degree in pharmacy. He also played baseball professionally. In 1906, he moved to Oxbow, Saskatchewan and became the first official druggist there. He married Elizabeth Dorothea Williams in 1909. In 1919, Tripp studied optometry at the University of Toronto and practised in Oxbow until 1961.[1]

Tripp was mayor of Oxbow in 1924 and 1925. In 1925, he became a provincial Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan and served at Souris riding until 1929. He returned to the Saskatchewan legislature from 1934 to 1938 at Souris-Estevan riding.[2]

He was first elected as a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada at the Assiniboia riding in the 1940 general election. Tripp was defeated in the 1945 election by Edward McCullough of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.

In 1950, Tripp was named to the Board of the Governors of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, representing Saskatchewan and Alberta for five years. He also was a baseball coach for young people in Oxbow and chaired the group that build the first ice hockey and curling rink there.[1] He died on 6 September 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Oxbow-Glen Ewen History Book Committee (1984). "Furrow to the Future : Oxbow and Glen Ewen". 2: 1085–86. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
  2. ^ "Saskatchewan Election Results by Electoral Division" (PDF). Saskatchewan Archives Board. Archived from the original (pdf) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 

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