Earl Wallace Urquhart

Politician

1921 – 1971

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Who was Earl Wallace Urquhart?

Earl Wallace Urquhart was a Canadian lawyer and Senator.

Born in West Bay, Nova Scotia, he was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Richmond in an 1949 by-election held after Lauchlin Daniel Currie was named to the bench. He served as a member of the assembly from 1949 to 1963. From 1960 to 1962, he was the House Leader. He was Leader of the Nova Scotia Liberal Party from 1962 to 1965.

Urquhart served in the Canadian Infantry Corps and the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

He was summoned to the Senate on 24 February 1966 on the recommendation of Lester B. Pearson. A Liberal, he represented the senatorial division of Inverness-Richmond in the province of Nova Scotia until his death at the age of 50.

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Born
Feb 22, 1921
West Bay
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Died
Aug 17, 1971

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on July 23, 2013

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