The Hon.
Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York—Sunbury
In office
1945–1947
Preceded byRichard Hanson
Succeeded byMilton Fowler Gregg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Restigouche
In office
1935–1939
Personal details
Born(1902-04-07)April 7, 1902
Fredericton, New Brunswick
DiedAugust 10, 1947(1947-08-10) (aged 45)
Political partyLiberal
CabinetMinister of Fisheries (1945–1947)

Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges, PC (April 7, 1902 – August 10, 1947) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, the son of Hedley Vicars Burpee Bridges and Mabel Eloise Fulton Gregory, he was educated at the University of New Brunswick. He studied law and was called to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1927. Bridges served as solicitor for the Royal Bank of Canada at Campbellton. He also taught school and was a high school principal.

Bridges was a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for the electoral district of Restigouche from 1935 to 1939. From 1936 to 1938, he was the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. During World War II, he served in the Canadian Army with the II Canadian Corps. After the war, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the riding of York—Sunbury in the 1945 federal election. A Liberal, from 1945 until his death in 1947, he was the Minister of Fisheries.

Electoral history

1945 Canadian federal election: Fredericton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Hedley Francis Gregory Bridges 10,828 48.22 -0.68
Progressive Conservative Ernest William Sansom 9,953 44.32 -6.78
Co-operative Commonwealth Murray Young 1,674 7.45 Ø
Total valid votes 22,455 100.00

References

Political offices Preceded byFrederick C. Squires Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick 1936–1938 Succeeded byCharles H. Blakeney