John Lang Nichol

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John Lang Nichol
Senator for Lion's Gate, British Columbia
In office
February 24, 1966 – April 19, 1973
Appointed byLester B. Pearson
Personal details
Born (1924-01-07) January 7, 1924 (age 94)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Fellowes

John Lang Nichol, CC (born January 7, 1924) is a Canadian retired senator.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was president of the Liberal Federation of Canada for two terms from 1964 until 1968 and served as co-chairman of the Liberal Campaign Committee for the 1968 federal election. He was appointed to the Senate in 1966 by Lester Pearson and resigned in 1973.

He was chairman of the board of trustees of Lester B. Pearson College. He is the founding chairman of the Pacific Parkinson's Research Institute.

In 1980, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1996.

In 1941, he married Marjorie Elizabeth Kenyon "Liz" Fellowes; she died of Parkinson's disease in December 2000.[1] His daughter Barbara is a writer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallery owner fostered Canadian art". Globe and Mail. December 7, 2000.
  2. ^ "Something wild". Quill & Quire. October 2001.
Party political offices
Preceded by
John Joseph Connolly
President of the Liberal Party of Canada
1964–1968
Succeeded by
Richard Stanbury