Victor Railton

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Samuel Victor Railton
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Welland
In office
October 1972 – March 1979
Preceded by Donald Tolmie
Succeeded by Gilbert Parent
Personal details
Born (1906-02-28)28 February 1906
Kelvin, Ontario
Died 23 July 1996(1996-07-23) (aged 90)
Political party Liberal
Profession physician, surgeon

Samuel Victor Railton (28 February 1906 – 23 July 1996) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Kelvin, Ontario and became a physician and surgeon by career.

Railton studied medicine at the University of Toronto after graduation from Brantford Collegiate Institute. After establishing a medical practice at Port Colborne, Ontario, he served in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps between 1940 and 1945. Following World War II, he became a surgeon in Welland, Ontario, and volunteered his skills in 1970 for the Nigerian Civil War.[1]

He was first elected at the Welland riding in the 1972 general election and was re-elected there in the 1974 election. He left federal politics after completing his term in the 30th Parliament.


  1. ^ "Oral Question Period". Hansard. Parliament of Canada. 16 September 1996. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 

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