Rutherford Lester Whiting
|Preceded by||Harry Harley|
|Succeeded by||Terry O'Connor|
Rutherford Lester Whiting|
July 30, 1930
February 13, 2014 (aged 83)|
When Harry Harley, Halton's incumbent MP, decided not to stand for reelection in the 1968 general election, Whiting (who was already on the riding party executive) decided to contest the party nomination, and eventually won by two votes over Oakville Mayor MacLean Anderson on the fourth ballot. He became MP in the subsequent election.
|Canadian federal election, 1972|
|Progressive Conservative||Terry O'Connor||22,640||43.7||+9.7|
|Liberal||Rud L. Whiting||20,419||39.4||-8.7|
|New Democratic||Carolyn Holstein||8,725||16.8||-1.0|
|Total valid votes||51,784||100.0|
|Canadian federal election, 1968|
|Liberal||Rud L. Whiting||17,837||48.1||+0.3|
|Progressive Conservative||Peter McWilliams||12,614||34.0||+2.9|
|New Democratic||Murray Kernighan||6,606||17.8||-2.6|
|Total valid votes||37,057||100.0|
- "Harry Harley won't contest seat again". The Acton Free Press. May 1, 1968. p. 1.
- "Rud Whiting is chosen to contest Halton seat". The Acton Free Press. May 15, 1968. p. 1.
- "Rud Whiting is big winner; scores plurality of 4,600". The Acton Free Press. June 26, 1968. p. 1.
- "Terry ousts Rud; Carolyn in rear". The Acton Free Press. November 1, 1972. p. 1.
- Rowney, Dave (November 13, 1985). "Three incumbents topple, five women elected". Georgetown Herald. p. 1.
- "Rud L WHITING". Independent and Free Press. February 20, 2014.
- Rud Whiting – Parliament of Canada biography
- Photo of Rud Whiting at Milton Images
- "Political Passages: Mr. Rud Whiting". exparl.ca. Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians. Retrieved December 4, 2017.
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