Donald Cameron (Alberta politician)

Donald Cameron (Alberta Politician)

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Donald Cameron, Jr. (March 6, 1901 – February 13, 1989) was a Canadian academic, author, teacher and politician. He served as a member of the Canadian Senate sitting as an Independent Liberal from 1955 to 1987.

Early life

Donald Cameron, Jr. was born in Devonport, Devon, England, he emigrated to Canada with his family when he was 5 years of age and settled in Elnora, Alberta. His father Donald Cameron, Sr. was a member of the Alberta Legislature from 1921 to 1935.

Cameron received a Master of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Alberta in 1934. From 1936 to 1956, he was a professor at the University of Alberta and was head of the Banff School of Fine Arts. He help found the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1952.

Political career

Cameron was politically involved early in his life when he was part of the youth wing of the United Farmers while his dad was a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

Cameron was summoned to the Senate of Canada on July 28, 1955 on the advice of Prime Minister Louis St. Laurent. He designated his senatorial division Banff, Alberta. He sat as an Independent Liberal and resigned on September 19, 1987.

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