Nowlan, George Clyde

George Clyde Nowlan, lawyer, politician (b at Havelock, NS 14 Aug 1898; d at Ottawa 31 May 1965). A gunner in WWI, educated at Acadia and Dalhousie, he was elected an MLA for Kings County, Nova Scotia, in the MARITIME RIGHTS election of 1925. Defeated in 1933, he continued to be active in the demoralized Conservative Party and captured the federal riding of Digby-Annapolis-Kings in a series of spectacular elections (1948- 50). President of the PC Party (1950-54) and spokesman for Atlantic Canada, Nowlan served as minister of national revenue (1957-62) and finance (1962-63) in the DIEFENBAKER government. Never comfortable with Diefenbaker, who suspected him of treachery on the leadership question, he remained loyal to the Conservative Party until his death.