Wismer, Gordon Sylvester

WISMER, Gordon Sylvester, lawyer, politician (b 23 Mar 1888, Sutton, ON; d 28 Dec 1968, Vancouver). After arriving in VANCOUVER in 1907 he went into law practice with Gerry McGEER in 1913. By the 1920s he was one of the most prominent criminal lawyers in the province. A backroom power in the LIBERAL PARTY, he was elected to the legislature for Vancouver Centre in 1933 and served as attorney general from 1937 until his defeat in the 1941 election. He was re-elected in 1945; he rejoined the...

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