Gordon Campbell

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Gordon Campbell
High Commissioner to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 15, 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Preceded by James R. Wright
34th Premier of British Columbia
In office
June 5, 2001 – March 14, 2011
Preceded by Ujjal Dosanjh
Succeeded by Christy Clark
Leader of the Opposition in British Columbia
In office
1994–2001
Premier Mike Harcourt
Glen Clark
Dan Miller
Ujjal Dosanjh
Preceded by Fred Gingell (acting)
Succeeded by Joy MacPhail
MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey
In office
1996–2011
Preceded by Darlene Marzari
Succeeded by Christy Clark
35th Mayor of Vancouver
In office
1986–1993
Preceded by Michael Harcourt
Succeeded by Philip Owen
Personal details
Born Gordon Muir Campbell
January 12, 1948 (1948-01-12) (age 66)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Political party British Columbia Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Nancy née Chipperfield
Children Nicholas Campbell
Geoffrey Campbell
Alma mater Dartmouth College
Simon Fraser University
Religion Anglican
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Gordon Muir Campbell, OBC, (born January 12, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia) was the 34th Premier of British Columbia. Campbell was also the 41st mayor of Vancouver.

On November 3, 2010, Campbell announced that he would resign as the Premier of British Columbia.[1]

Campbell was born to in Vancouver to Charles Gordon Campbell (a doctor and an assistant dean of medicine at The University of British Columbia) and Peg Campbell (a kindergarten assistant). When Campbell was 6, his father committed suicide and he was raised by his mother with 3 siblings.

In January of 2003, He was arrested and pled no contest for driving under the influence of alcohol while vacationing in Hawaii. He was fined 913 US dollars and the court ordered him to take part in a substance abuse program, and to be assessed for alcoholism. His mugshot was released by the Hawaiian police and it is commonly used in attack ads.[2]

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