- Edward M. Lawson
Edward M. Lawson (born
September 24, 1929in Gerald, Saskatchewan) is a retired Canadian trade unionist and politician.
Lawson was he second longest serving member of the
Canadian Senate, and the longest serving senator to be appointed by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeauwhen he retired upon reaching the age of 75 on September 24, 2004. He was appointed on October 7, 1970as an independent. He represented the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, and is the former Canadian director of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Lawson served as an independent Senator until 2003 when he joined the Liberal Party of Canadafollowing the election of Paul Martinas party leader.
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?lang=E&query=348&s=M Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament]
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