John Lundrigan

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John Lundrigan
Member of Parliament for Gander—Twillingate
In office
September 9, 1968 – May 9, 1974
Preceded by first member
Succeeded by George Baker
MHA for Grand Falls-Buchans
In office
Preceded by Aubrey Senior
Succeeded by Len Simms
Personal details
Born January 10, 1939
Upper Island Cove, Newfoundland
Died March 5, 2009(2009-03-05) (aged 70)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation teacher, businessman

John Howard Lundrigan (January 10, 1939 – March 5, 2009) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Gander—Twillingate in the Canadian House of Commons from 1968 to 1974. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus.

In his parliamentary career, Lundrigan is best remembered for having been on the receiving end of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's famous "fuddle duddle" comment of 1971.[1]

In the 1974 election, Lundrigan ran in the district of Bonavista—Trinity—Conception, but was defeated by that riding's incumbent MP, Dave Rooney.

He was later elected to the Newfoundland House of Assembly for the electoral district of Grand Falls-Buchans, serving as a cabinet minister in the government of Frank Moores. He was a pallbearer at Moores' funeral in 2005.

Lundrigan died on March 5, 2009.


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