William H. Jarvis

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William Herbert Jarvis

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Perth
Perth—Wilmot (1972-1976)
In office
October 30, 1972 – September 4, 1984
Preceded byJay Monteith
Succeeded byHarry Brightwell
Personal details
Born(1930-08-15)August 15, 1930
Hamilton, Ontario
DiedApril 26, 2016(2016-04-26) (aged 85)
Cornwall, Ontario
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario
CabinetMinister of State for Federal-Provincial Relations (1979-1980)

William Herbert "Bill" Jarvis, PC (August 15, 1930 – April 26, 2016) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Jarvis attended the London Central Collegiate Institute and the University of Western Ontario where he was a member of The Kappa Alpha Society.

A lawyer by profession, Jarvis was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1972 election as the Progressive Conservative Member of Parliament for Perth—Wilmot.

When the Tories came to power as a result of the 1979 election, Prime Minister Joe Clark appointed Jarvis to Cabinet as Minister of State for Federal-Provincial Relations.

Clark's minority government fell as a result of the budget's defeat in a motion of no confidence, and lost the subsequent 1980 election. Jarvis was re-elected in his riding. He retired from politics at the 1984 election.

Jarvis died in Cornwall, Ontario on April 26, 2016.[2]