Fonds RBSC-ARC-1316 - Leon Ladner fonds

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Leon Ladner fonds

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3.8 m of textual records;4 maps

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Leon Johnson Ladner was born in Ladner, B.C. on November 29, 1884. After articling with Sir Charles Tupper in Vancouver he was admitted to the Bar in 1910. Active in the Conservative Party he was elected to the House of Commons in 1921 and served as MP for Vancouver South until he was defeated in the 1930 election. He returned to the practice of law and formed his own firm, Ladner, Carmichael, & Downs although he remained deeply involved with the Conservative Party both provincially and federally. He was appointed to the Senate of the University of British Columbia for two terms, 1957-1963, and served on the Board of Governors. He also lectured on income tax for nine years at the UBC Law School. In 1972 his book, The Ladners of Ladner: By Covered Wagon to the Welfare State, was published. Ladner died in 1978.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, speeches, clippings, briefs and submissions, pamphlets, maps, addresses, copies of legislation, personal notes, receipts, memorabilia and subject files (1915-1969). The majority of the fonds focuses on Ladner's involvement with the federal Progressive Conservative party, Columbia River Power and the Royal Commission on Energy (1950-1969).

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