Barrett, David

BARRETT, David, social worker, politician, premier 15 Sept 1972–22 Dec 1975 (b 2 Oct 1930, Vancouver; d 2 Feb 2017, Victoria). He grew up in an east VANCOUVER Jewish working-class home; both parents were politically active leftists. After attending Seattle Univ from 1948 to 1953 he did graduate work in social work at St Louis Univ from 1954 to 1956, and returned to BC to work at the Haney Correctional Institute. His experience in corrections led him to seek the provincial CCF nomination in...

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