Howard Charles Green


Howard Charles Green

Howard Charles Green, PC (November 5 1895 – June 26 1989) was a Canadian politician and parliamentarian.

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1935 federal election as a Conservative from Vancouver, British Columbia and served as an Member of Parliament (MP) for twenty eight years. Between his first election in 1935 and the 1949 federal election he was MP for Vancouver South. After that time, he represented the riding of Vancouver Quadra until his defeat.

In 1942, he was a candidate at the party's leadership convention, and placed fourth. At the same convention the Conservative Party changed its name to the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada.

He became Minister of Public Works in the government of Prime Minister John George Diefenbaker, and Secretary of State for External Affairs in 1959 following the death of Sidney Earle Smith. He was a strong supporter of the Commonwealth of Nations, and advocated nuclear disarmament, backing Diefenbaker's position against having Canada accept nuclear tipped Bomarc missiles - a position that led to the resignation of several ministers and contributed to the fall of the Diefenbaker government. He helped promote the country's international role until he was defeated along with the Tory government in the 1963 federal election.

External links

* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=3142&s=M Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament]


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