Hon. Malcolm N. MacLeod

Hon. Malcolm N. MacLeod


Malcolm Noble MacLeod was born on February 8, 1928, in Moncton, NB.

After a successful career in retailing as the owner of MacLeod’s Save Easy and Parklane Bowling Centre in Riverview, Mr. MacLeod was elected to the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly in the 1970 general election as the member for Albert County. He was re-elected in the November 18, 1974, October 23, 1978, and October 12, 1982, general elections.

He was appointed Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on December 4, 1974, and Minister of Natural Resources on February 13, 1985. He also served as Government House Leader.

Active in Progressive Conservative Party affairs, he served on the executive of the party association for a number of years. After the significant defeat of the Progressive Conservative Party in the 1987 general election, the party turned to Malcolm MacLeod as leader. He served as interim leader from November 28, 1987, until he retired from politics due to poor health in November 1989.

Active in community affairs in the Town of Riverview, he served on the local school board for a number of years and held memberships in a number of local organizations.

Mr. MacLeod and his wife Hazel had three children, Gregory, Robert and Jane. “Mac” MacLeod died August 22, 1996.

Donated by the PC Association of Albert

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