Donald Leslie Brothers

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Donald Leslie Brothers
Member of the British Columbia Legislative Assembly
for Rossland-Trail
In office
December 15, 1958 – August 30, 1972
Preceded by Robert Sommers
Succeeded by Christopher D'Arcy
Personal details
Born (1923-11-08)November 8, 1923
Grand Forks, British Columbia
Died February 9, 2017(2017-02-09) (aged 93)
Grand Forks, British Columbia
Political party Social Credit
Occupation Lawyer

Donald Leslie Brothers (November 8, 1923 – February 9, 2017) was a lawyer and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Rossland-Trail in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1958 to 1972 as a Social Credit member.

He was born in Grand Forks, British Columbia, the son of Montezuma Leslie Brothers and Lorna May Cumming, and was educated at the University of British Columbia. Brothers served as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II. In 1947, he married Dorothy Marie Crowe.[1] Brothers ran unsuccessfully in the federal riding of Kootenay West as a Social Credit candidate in 1957.[2] He was first elected to the provincial assembly in a 1958 by-election held after Robert Sommers was convicted of bribery and conspiracy.[3] Brothers served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources[1] and as Minister of Education.[4] He was defeated by Christopher D'Arcy when he ran for reelection in 1972.[3] He died at the age of 93 in 2017.[5]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, P G (1965). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1965.
  2. ^ "Kootenay West, British Columbia (1914 - 1987)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Library of Parliament. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  3. ^ a b "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  4. ^ Dunae, Patrick A. "Timeline 1960s". The Homeroom: British Columbia's History of Education Web Site. Vancouver Island University. Retrieved 2011-12-31.
  5. ^ Donald Brothers obituary
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