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dc.contributor.authorAdams, Anne
dc.descriptionMr. Welch attended elementary and secondary school in St. Catharines. He graduated from McMaster University in 1949 with a B.A. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1953.He was granted an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by Brock University in 1971. Robert S.K. Welch had an impressive career. He was the President of the Lincoln County Progressive Conservative Association from 1957-1963. Mr. Welch was elected as M.P.P. for Lincoln in 1963. He was the Provincial Secretary, Minister of Citizenship and Registrar General from November 1966 to March of 1971. In 1967, he was re-elected to the Legislature. He was a member of the Treasury Board from 1968 to 1971 and served as Government House Leader from July of 1969 to March of 1971. Mr. Welch was the minister responsible for the Civic Service Commission and Department of Civil Service. He was also the Minister of Education from 1971 to 1972. In 1971, he was re-elected to the Legislature. He became the Provincial Secretary for Justice and the Attorney General from February of 1974 to January of 1975 and served as the Minister of Housing from 1973 to 1974. He was the Minister of Culture and Recreation from 1975 to 1978. In 1975, he was re-elected to Legislature as a member for Brock. He was appointed Government House Leader in September of 1975 and was re-elected again in 1977. He was appointed as Deputy Premier in 1977 and was appointed as Provincial Secretary for Justice in 1978 and subsequently, Minister of Energy in 1979. His re-election to legislature came in 1981 and he was appointed as Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues in 1983. He was sworn-in as Deputy Premier on June 30, 1983. Bob Welch returned to his law practice, Lancaster, Mix and Welch after leaving politics. He served as Chancellor of Brock University from 1985 until his death in 2000. He was a lay preacher in the Anglican Church and he served as Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese in Niagara from 1965 until 1992. He became a recipient of the Order of Canada in 1994.en_US
dc.description.abstract15 cm. (1/2 box) containing correspondence and promotional material, 2 b&w photos, 46 col. photosen_US
dc.subjectRobert S. K. Welch -- Brock University -- Janet Carnochan -- Lancaster, Mix and Welch -- speeches -- Progressive Conservative -- Flood Plain Review -- Folk Arts Festival -- Provincial Secretary -- Culture and Recreation Minister -- Brock University --floodplanen_US
dc.titleHonourable Robert S.K. Welch Fonds, 1969-1989, n.d. (non-inclusive)en_US

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