Kenneth Earl Hurlburt

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Kenneth Earl Hurlburt
Member of Parliament
for Lethbridge
In office
Preceded byDeane Gundlock
Succeeded byBlaine Thacker
Personal details
BornApril 10, 1928
Lethbridge, Alberta
DiedJuly 17, 2016(2016-07-17) (aged 88)
Fort Macleod, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
  • Auctioneer
  • businessman

Kenneth Earl Hurlburt (April 10, 1928 – July 17, 2016) was a Canadian Member of Parliament.


Kenneth Earl "The Hurler" Hurlburt was born on April 10, 1928 in Lethbridge, Alberta. He was a Canadian politician, and a member of Parliament in the 1970s. Prior to his political career he worked as an auctioneer, as well as a businessman. After retiring from politics in 1979, he started his own ranch outside of Lethbridge. He died in 2016 at the age of 88.[1][2]

Political career[edit]

Hurlburt was a member of the Progressive Conservative party, and ran in the Lethbridge, Alberta district, where he was elected in both the 1972 and 1974 federal elections. He served as a member of the Progressive Conservative caucus from 1973 to 1979. Hurlburt famously received his nickname, "The Hurler", in 1975 after a particularly animated session of parliament, during which a heated argument erupted between Hurlburt and a fellow representatives . The argument culminated in Hurlburt picking up his colleague and tossing him to the parliamentary floor. After this event Hurlburt was dubbed 'The Hurler' by the press, and the nickname stuck, with Hurlburt still referred by it to this day. Mr. Hurlburt was involved in a famous court case (1972–75) as to how he obtained his ranch.


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