Lois Haggen

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Lois Haggen
MLA for Grand Forks-Greenwood
In office
Preceded by Rupert Haggen
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Personal details
Born Lois Mabel Hill
(1899-09-16)September 16, 1899
Mobile, Alabama
Died February 28, 1994(1994-02-28) (aged 94)
Grand Forks, British Columbia
Political party CCFNew Democrat
Spouse(s) Rupert Haggen
Residence Grand Forks, British Columbia

Lois Mabel Haggen, (née Hill; September 16, 1899 – February 28, 1994) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Grand Forks-Greenwood in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1956 to 1966. She was a member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, which became the New Democratic Party during her term in office.

Born in Mobile, Alabama in 1899,[1] she came to Canada and worked as a secretary.[2] In 1925, she married Rupert Williams Haggen.[3] After her husband became seriously ill, she succeeded him in the provincial assembly.[2]

Following riding redistribution for the 1966 provincial election, Haggen ran for re-election in the new Boundary-Similkameen district, but was defeated by Frank Richter, Jr.

In 1966, Haggen went to the United Nations as Canada's representative on the Human Rights Committee.[2] She died at Grand Forks in February 1994.[4]


  1. ^ "Women MLAs in British Columbia" Archived 2011-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.
  2. ^ a b c Webster, Daisy (1970). Growth of the N.D.P. in B.C., 1900-1970: 81 political biographies. 
  3. ^ "Vital Event Marriages (1872-1935)". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-11-23. 
  4. ^ "Lois Haggen 1899-1994", B.C. Historical News,(Spring 1994).