Croll, David Arnold
David Arnold Croll, lawyer, politician (b at Moscow, Russia 12 Mar 1900; d at Ottawa 10 June 1991). Elected a Liberal MLA in 1934, he became the first Jewish Cabinet minister but resigned in April 1937 over Premier HEPBURN's opposition to industrial unionism. Croll served in the Canadian Army 1939-45 and was MP for Toronto-Spadina 1945-55. Appointed the first Jewish senator in 1955, he was responsible for several studies on poverty and aging.