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Edmund James Bristol, PC (September 4, 1861 – July 14, 1927) was a Canadian politician.

Edmund James Bristol
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Toronto Centre
In office
Preceded byEdward Frederick Clarke
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1924
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Toronto East Centre
In office
Preceded byDistrict was created in 1924
Succeeded byRobert Charles Matthews
Personal details
Born(1861-09-04)September 4, 1861
Napanee, Canada West
DiedJuly 14, 1927(1927-07-14) (aged 65)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyConservative
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio (1921)

Born in Napanee, Canada West, now Southern Ontario the son of Amos Samuel Bristol and Sarah Minerva Everitt (Everett), Bristol was educated at the Napanee High School, Upper Canada College and University of Toronto where he graduated a B.A. in 1883. He studied at Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1886. A lawyer, he was a partner in the Toronto law form of Howland, Arnoldi, and Bristol. He was named a federal Queen's Counsel in 1896 and an Ontario King's Counsel in 1908.

He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Toronto Centre in a 1905 by-election. He was re-elected in 1908, 1911, 1917, 1921, and 1925. In 1921, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the Arthur Meighen cabinet.


Mrs Dorothy Bristol née Armour

Edmund Bristol, then a prominent member of the Ontario Bar and a local leader of the Conservative party, married Mary Dorothy Armour on September 2ist, 1889. At the time, her father Mr. John Douglas Armour, was a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.[1]


  1. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 39.