Olive Lillian Irvine

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The Hon.
Olive Lillian Irvine
Senator for Lisgar, Manitoba
In office
January 14, 1960 – November 1, 1969
Appointed by John Diefenbaker
Personal details
Born Olive Lillian Mills
(1895-06-21)21 June 1895
Holland, Manitoba, Canada
Died 1 November 1969(1969-11-01) (aged 74)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation teacher

Olive Lillian Irvine (21 June 1895 – 1 November 1969) was a Canadian teacher and politician.

Born in Holland, Manitoba, the daughter of R. J. Mills, Irvine attended public school in Portage la Prairie and at the Winnipeg Normal School. She then became a teacher in Winnipeg. She married James C. Irvine on 14 January 1920.[1]

She was President of the Women's Conservative Association of Manitoba. Irvine was appointed the representative from Manitoba on the National Capital Commission in 1959.[1]

A Progressive Conservative, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate on 14 January 1960 on the recommendation of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, and she represented the senatorial division of Lisgar, Manitoba until her death.[2]

She died in Ottawa on 1 November 1969 and was buried in Winnipeg's Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.[1]

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