|John William Kucherepa|
|Alderman of Toronto City Council, Ward 7|
1952 – January 1958
|Member of Parliament
for High Park
June 1957 – June 1962
|Preceded by||Pat Cameron|
|Succeeded by||Pat Cameron|
27 May 1919|
|Died||25 March 1990
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
Kucherepa was born in Toronto, Ontario where he attended the Humberside Collegiate Institute and Western High School of Commerce in his youth. He then studied medicine at the University of Toronto during which time he served in World War II under the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps for two years.
In 1952, after establishing a medical practice in Toronto's High Park neighbourhood, Kucherepa became the Ward 7 member of Toronto's city council. While he was still a city alderman, he campaigned in the 1957 federal election, winning the High Park riding. After some tension sitting as both a Member of Parliament and a city alderman, he resigned from Toronto City Council on January 1958. Between 1956 and 1958, Kucherepa was also the Ukrainian Council of Canada's president following years of service in Toronto's Ukrainian community.
After his federal defeat, Kucherepa joined the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons as a licensing officer and remained active in that role until 1984. He also joined the Toronto Planning Board in 1964, becoming its chairman in 1971.
- "Dr. John Kucherepa was alderman and MP". Toronto Star. 26 March 1990. p. A5.
- "John Kucherepa Doctor became Tory MP in 1957". The Globe and Mail. 27 March 1990. p. A30.
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