George Carlyle Marler
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec|
March 23, 1942 – June 30, 1954
|Preceded by||George Gordon Hyde|
|Succeeded by||John Richard Hyde|
|Member of the Canadian House of Commons|
November 8, 1954 – February 1, 1958
|Preceded by||Douglas Charles Abbott|
|Succeeded by||Ross Webster|
|Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Inkerman|
|Preceded by||Robert R. Ness|
|Succeeded by||Institution abolished|
|Born||September 14, 1901|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||April 10, 1981 (aged 79)|
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Political party||Liberal Party of Quebec|
Liberal Party of Canada
|Spouse(s)||Phyllis Constance Walker, daughter of Herbert Barber Walker, banker, and Annabella Fraser.|
George Carlyle Marler,(September 14, 1901 – April 10, 1981) was a politician, notary and philatelist in Quebec, Canada.
Born in Montreal, Quebec, Marler studied at Selwyn House School, Bishop's College School, Royal Naval College of Canada and McGill University, where he earned a bachelor of civil law degree.
Marler served as city councillor from 1940 to 1947 and as Deputy Chairman of Montreal Executive Committee in Montreal.
Marler successfully ran as a Liberal candidate in the provincial district of Westmount–Saint-Georges in a by-election held on March 23, 1942. He was re-elected in the 1944, 1948 and 1952 elections.
In the 1948 election, Liberal Leader Adélard Godbout lost re-election in the district of L'Islet. Marler took over as Leader of the Official Opposition. Godbout resigned as Liberal Leader on July 22, 1949. At the 1950 Quebec Liberal Party leadership convention, Marler declined nomination, and Georges-Émile Lapalme became the new party leader on May 20, 1950. However, Lapalme failed to win a seat in the legislature in the 1952 election, so Marler continued as Leader of the Opposition until Lapalme won a by-election in 1953.
Marler resigned from the legislature on June 30, 1954, and was appointed to the federal cabinet of Louis Saint-Laurent as minister of transport. Later that year he won a by-election and became the Member of Pariliament for the federal district of Saint-Antoine—Westmount. He was re-elected in the 1957, but was defeated in 1958.
Marler was appointed Minister without Portfolio in the Cabinet of Jean Lesage in October 1960. A month later, he was appointed to the Legislative Council of Quebec.
Marler died on April 10, 1981, in Montreal.
There is a George Carlyle Marler fonds at Library and Archives Canada.