Ralph Raymond Loffmark

Politician, Deceased Person

1920 – 2012


Who was Ralph Raymond Loffmark?

Ralph Raymond Loffmark was a lawyer, chartered accountant, educator and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Vancouver-Point Grey from 1963 to 1966 and Vancouver South from 1966 to 1972 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Social Credit member.

He was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, the son of Raymond Victor Loffmark and Hazel M. Woodland, and was educated at the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania and the University of British Columbia. Loffmark served in the Canadian Army during World War II. In 1961, he married Barbara Helen Grierson. He was a member of the Ontario bar and the British Columbia bar. He also was a professor at the University of British Columbia. Loffmark served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Industrial Development, Trade and Commerce and Minister of Health. He was defeated when he ran for reelection to the provincial assembly in 1972. After leaving politics, Loffmark returned to teaching at the University of British Columbia. He openly supported the provincial New Democrats during the 1979 election and complained after his pension as a former member of the assembly was cut later that same year.

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Feb 22, 1920
  • Canada
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Pennsylvania
Jul 7, 2012

on July 23, 2013


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