Kemp, Sir Albert Edward
Sir Albert Edward Kemp, businessman, politician (b at Clarenceville, Qué 11 Aug 1858; d at Pigeon Lake, Ont 12 Aug 1929). After establishing himself in business as owner and president of a sheet-metal manufacturing company, Kemp was a Conservative MP for East Toronto, 1900-08 and 1911-21. As minister of militia and defence 1916-17 and minister of the overseas military forces 1917-20, Kemp helped restore order to the chaos created by former defence minister Sam HUGHES
, but he was careful not to surrender ministerial authority to the soldiers. He served in the Senate from 1921 until his death.
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