Keir Clark

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William Keir Clark
MLA (Councillor) for 3rd Kings
In office
December 11, 1947 – September 1, 1959
Preceded by John Augustine Macdonald
Succeeded by Douglas McGowan
MLA (Councillor) for 4th Kings
In office
May 30, 1966 – May 11, 1970
Preceded by Alexander Matheson
Succeeded by Gilbert Clements
Personal details
Born (1910-05-30)May 30, 1910
Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island
Died November 28, 2010(2010-11-28) (aged 100)
Eldon, Prince Edward Island[1][2]
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Anna I. McLaren (m. 1940)
Relations Russell C. Clark, father
Children Gwen, Marion, and Marjorie
Residence Montague
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
Occupation merchant
Profession politician
Religion United Church of Canada

William Keir Clark (May 30, 1910 – November 28, 2010) was a Canadian merchant and political figure in Prince Edward Island. After serving as mayor of Montague in 1941 and 1942,[1] he represented 3rd Kings in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1947 to 1959 and 4th Kings from 1966 to 1970 as a Liberal. In 1970, he sat as an Independent Liberal.

He was born in Mount Stewart, Prince Edward Island, the son of Russell Charles Clark and Marion J. McKay, and was educated at Prince of Wales College and Dalhousie University. In 1940, Clark married Anna I. McLaren. He served as mayor of Montague. Clark served in the province's Executive Council as Minister of Education from 1953 to 1959, as Provincial Treasurer from 1954 to 1955 and as Minister of Health and Municipal Affairs from 1966 to 1969. He resigned from cabinet in 1969, saying that he did not support all aspects of his government's development plan.[3]

He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1959. As of 2008 he was P.E.I.'s oldest living former politician,[4] and he turned 100 in 2010.[5]

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Notes
  1. ^ a b "P.E.I.'s oldest politician dies". cbc.ca, November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 1969, p. 3.
  4. ^ "Honouring a politician", Charlottetown, The Guardian, June 11, 2008
  5. ^ "Clark celebrates 100th". peicanada.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2010-06-04. 
Sources
  • Weeks, Blair (2002). Minding the House: A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs. Acorn Press. ISBN 1-894838-01-7.