Nels Nelson (politician)

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Nels Edwin Nelson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Burnaby—Seymour
In office
October 1972 – May 1974
Preceded by Ray Perrault
Succeeded by Marke Raines
Personal details
Born (1917-09-07)7 September 1917
Mullan, Idaho, United States
Died 13 July 1992(1992-07-13) (aged 74)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Political party New Democratic
Profession teacher

Nels Edwin Nelson (7 September 1917 – 13 July 1992) was a New Democratic Party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was a teacher by career.

Nelson made two attempts to become a Member of Parliament at Alberta's Wetaskiwin riding in the 1965 and 1968 federal elections.

He was first elected at the Burnaby—Seymour riding in the 1972 general election and served in the 29th Canadian Parliament, but was defeated there by Marke Raines of the Liberal Party in the 1974 federal election and made no further attempts to return to federal office.

On 13 July 1992, Nelson died of a heart attack in Vancouver.[1][2]


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