Gordon Burton Grant, Mayor of Regina from 1952 to 1953, was a City Alderman for six years prior to that term. His political career began on the School Board. He said he got into politics "because a lot of other people didn't want to". Two things stood out in his mind about his term as Mayor: One was the decision to build the new City Hall on its present site; the other was the jubilation he felt when Regina received a cheque for $650,000 to build the Buffalo Pound Reservoir.
In 1964, Gordon Grant was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature for Regina South, and held various portfolios in the Liberal Government of Premier W. Ross Thatcher. Among them were public health, telephones, highways and transportation, and industry and commerce. Grant was involved with the Regina Exhibition Association and the establishment of the Regina Plains Museum. He retired from public office in 1975.
CORA-A-2069 Gordon B. Grant, Mayor of Regina