Robert McCleave

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Robert Jardine McCleave
Member of Parliament
for Halifax
In office
June 1957 – April 1963
In office
November 1965 – June 1968
Member of Parliament
for Halifax—East Hants
In office
June 1968 – December 1977
Personal details
Born 19 December 1922
Moncton, New Brunswick
Died 3 September 2004(2004-09-03) (aged 81)
Moncton, New Brunswick[1]
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession dean, editor, journalist, judge, lawyer

Robert Jardine McCleave (19 December 1922 – 3 September 2004) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Moncton, New Brunswick and became a dean, journalist, judge and lawyer by career. He was also an editor of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald and became a news director at radio station CJCH. McCleave attended Dalhousie University where he graduated in law studies.[1]

He was first elected at the Halifax riding in the 1957 general election. Except for a defeat at that riding in the 1963 federal election, he was re-elected to Parliament until the 1974 federal election.

The Halifax riding was shared by two Members of Parliament until 1967. McCleave was joined by fellow Progressive Conservative member Edmund L. Morris from 1957 to 1963, then by Michael Forrestall, another Progressive Conservative, from 1965 to 1968. The Halifax riding was redefined in 1967 so that it elected only a single Member of Parliament, therefore McCleave campaigned in the Halifax—East Hants riding as of the 1968 federal election.

He left federal office after 8 December 1977, prior to the end of his term in the 30th Canadian Parliament and became a provincial court judge for the province of Nova Scotia, where he served for ten years.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Senators' Statements". Senate of Canada. 25 November 2004. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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