Ladner, Leon Johnson

LADNER, Leon Johnson, lawyer, politician (b 29 Nov 1884, Ladner; d 12 Apr 1978, Vancouver). The son of Thomas LADNER, he graduated in law from Univ of Toronto and began practising in VANCOUVER in 1912. His company, Ladner Downs, remains one of the city's most prestigious law firms. Ladner was an active Conservative; he sat as a federal MP for Vancouver South from 1921 to 1930. In 1926 he narrowly missed winning the leadership of the provincial CONSERVATIVE PARTY. After a long association with...

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