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Gordon Towers

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The Honourable

Gordon Towers

13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
In office
March 11, 1991 – April 17, 1996
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor GeneralRay Hnatyshyn
Roméo LeBlanc
PremierDon Getty
Ralph Klein
Preceded byHelen Hunley
Succeeded byBud Olson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Red Deer
In office
October 30, 1972 – November 21, 1988
Preceded byRobert N. Thompson
Succeeded byDoug Fee
Personal details
Born
Thomas Gordon Towers

(1919-07-05)July 5, 1919
Willowdale, Alberta
DiedJune 8, 1999(1999-06-08) (aged 79)
Red Deer, Alberta
Political partyProgressive Conservative Party of Canada
Spouse(s)
Doris R. Nicholson (m. 1940)
Children5
OccupationFarmer

Thomas Gordon Towers, AOE (July 5, 1919 – June 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician and the 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.[1]

A farmer by profession, Gordon Towers was an unsuccessful Progressive Conservative candidate in Red Deer, Alberta in the 1963 and 1965 federal elections.

He won a seat in the House of Commons of Canada in the 1972 election, and was re-elected four subsequent times. He did not run in the 1988 election. From 1984 to 1986, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Solicitor General of Canada. From 1986 to 1987, he was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of State for Science and Technology.

In 1991, he was appointed to the position of Lieutenant-Governor of Alberta, and served until 1996.

Arms

Coat of arms of Gordon Towers
Adopted
September 1, 2005
Crest
A demi lion Or crowned with a coronet of wild roses Gules alternating with maple leaves on a rim Or the dexter paw holding a quill Azure the sinister paw supporting a book proper bound Azure the sinister page charged with a Latin cross Or
Escutcheon
Azure a cowboy mounted on a horse statant between three ducal coronets Or
Supporters
Dexter a horse Or unguled Gules gorged with a collar of rope Azure pendant therefrom a stag's head erased Gules Sinister a bull Or unguled and accorné Gules marked on the rump with the brand of Dromore Ranch Sable and gorged with a wreath of northwest poplar leaves Vert pendant therefrom a torteau charged with six mullets Or
Compartment
Prairie grass proper
Motto
OMNIBUS QUIBUS OCCURRI INTERSUM
Latin: (I LIVE AMONG EVERYTHING I EVER RAN INTO)
Orders
The ribbon and insignia of a Companion of the Order of Canada.
DESIDERANTES MELIOREM PATRIAM (They desire a better country)

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