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McGeer family fonds
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- Textual record
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- McGeer family
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- 0.07 m of textual records
- 40 photographs
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Gerald Gratton McGeer (1888-1947) was born in Winnipeg in 1888. He moved with his family to B.C. four years later, where he attended public schools and, later, Dalhousie Law School. He was called to the Bar of B.C. in 1915. After four years as an MLA in the B.C. Legislature (1916-1920), McGeer resigned. In 1925, he was elected as MP to the House of Commons. In 1933, he returned to the west and was reelected to the B.C. Legislature. The following year he became Mayor of Vancouver (full dates as mayor are 1935-1936, 1947). In 1940, he was reelected to the House of Commons. Upon his retirement five years later, he was appointed to the Senate. He died in 1947 within months of being reelected Mayor of Vancouver. In 1917, he married Charlotte Emma Spencer of Victoria. They had two children, Patricia (b. 1921) and Michael (b. 1922).
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The fonds consists of correspondence, certificates, and photographs relating to Gerald Gratton McGeer and his family.
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Donated by Michael McGeer in 1987.
- Photographs in this fonds have been assigned the prefix CVA 549.
- Drawings in this fonds have been assigned the prefix 94-13.
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