Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas

Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas

Birth
Falkirk, Scotland
Death 24 Feb 1986 (aged 81)
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial
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Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Section 24, Lot 27
Memorial ID 8262033 · View Source
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Canadian Politician. A native of Falkirk, Scotland, he came to Canada in 1910 and settled in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, with his family. In 1930 he became a minister and began to work at the Calvary Baptist Church. He later entered politics and helped co-founded the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in 1934, and also ran in that party for a seat but lost, instead being more successful to win in 1935 in the federal election. He served two terms and later served as the Premier of Saskatchewan from 1944 to 1961. As Premier he was instrumental in hospital insurance and Canada's Medicare programs. In 1961 when the CCF became the New Democratic Party he became its first leader until 1971 when he resigned, and also served in the House of Commons until 1979. He passed away in February 1986 at the age of 81. He was the father of actress Shirley Douglas and the grandfather of actor Kiefer Sutherland.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 11 Jan 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8262033
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Clement “Tommy” Douglas (20 Oct 1904–24 Feb 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8262033, citing Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Find A Grave .