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Name  Gerard Phalen
Education  Boston College
Role  Football player
Positions  Wide receiver
Height  1.85 m
Children  Alex Phelan
Weight  86 kg

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Gerard A. "Jigger" Phalen (born March 28, 1934), from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia is a former Canadian Senator, educator, and union leader.

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Early life

Phalen was an industrial mechanical instructor at the Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology and then at the University College of Cape Breton (now Cape Breton University) until his retirement in 1991. Active in the Nova Scotia Government Employees Union, he served as its president from 1976 to 1979. He has also served as chairman of the faculty association at NSEIT and in various other academic capacities at UCCB.

Political career

He was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister Jean Chr├ętien in 2001 and sat in the upper house as a Liberal. He left the Senate upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 75 on March 28, 2009.

Personal life

Phalen and his wife Christina Phalen have three children.

References

Gerard Phalen Wikipedia


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