Orvis A. Kennedy
|Orvis A. Kennedy|
|Member of Parliament
for Edmonton East
|Preceded by||William Samuel Hall|
|Succeeded by||Frederick Clayton Casselman|
August 5, 1907|
|Died||April 2, 1997
|Political party||Social Credit Party of Canada|
Orvis A. Kennedy (August 5, 1907 – April 2, 1997) was an executive, manager, organizer, salesman and a Canadian federal politician.
Kennedy helped found the Social Credit party in Alberta in 1935, He ran as a candidate 3 years later and was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Social Credit candidate in a by-election held on March 21, 1938. He defeated 2 other candidates including former Liberal MLA Robert Colin Marshall.
After his defeat in the 1940 election he became a perennial candidate running in almost every federal election under the Social Credit banner in various federal electoral districts in Alberta until 1963. He also served as chief campaign organizer for Social Credit parties on the provincial level in various elections.
Kennedy has three sons, including Reverend Ernest Kennedy.
- "British Columbia Legislative Assembly Hansard 1st Session, 34th Parliament". Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. November 30, 1987. Retrieved 2007-08-18.