Ted Jolliffe

Edward Bigelow "Ted" Jolliffe[2] QC (March 2, 1909 March 18, 1998) was a Canadian social democratic politician and lawyer from Ontario. He was the first leader of the Ontario section of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and leader of the Official Opposition in the Ontario Legislature during the 1940s and 1950s. He was a Rhodes Scholar in the mid-1930s, and came back to Canada to help the CCF, after his studies were complete and being called to the bar in England and Ontario. After politics, he practised labour law in Toronto and would eventually become a labour adjudicator. In retirement, he moved to British Columbia, where he died in 1998.

Ted Jolliffe

Ted Jolliffe in 1943, MPP York South
Leader of the Ontario CCF
In office
1942–1953
Preceded bySamuel Lawrence
(as CCF president)
Succeeded byDonald C. MacDonald
ConstituencyOntario
Member of Provincial Parliament
In office
1943–1945
Preceded byLeopold Macaulay
Succeeded byHoward Julian Sale
ConstituencyYork South
In office
1948–1951
Preceded byHoward Julian Sale
Succeeded byWilliam George Beech
ConstituencyYork South
Personal details
Born
Edward Bigelow Jolliffe

March 2, 1909
Luchow, China
DiedMarch 18, 1998(1998-03-18) (aged 89)
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Political partyCo-operative Commonwealth Federation
Spouse(s)Ruth Conger Jolliffe (née Moore)
ChildrenNaomi, John, Nancy and Thomas[1]
ResidenceToronto, Ontario
OccupationLawyer