Lester Burry

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Lester L. Burry (1898 – 1977) born Safe Harbour, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.

A United Church Minister

Lester Burry was baptized Methodist in 1898 and ordained a United Church minister in 1924.

Politics

Burry was the National Convention Delegate for Labrador 1946-8. He was the first politician ever elected to represent Labrador. During the National Convention, he was a one of a group of Delegates who advocated for Confederation with Canada.



In 1947, he joined the Ottawa Delegation, which visited Parliament Hill to negotiate the Terms of Union for Confederation with Canada. The delegations members (With their districts) were:

Post-Confederation

In 1959-60 Burry served as President of the Newfoundland Conference of the United Church.

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