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Edmund William Tobin

Edmund William Tobin (September 14, 1865 – June 24, 1938) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

Edmund William Tobin
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Richmond—Wolfe
In office
Preceded byMichael Thomas Stenson
Succeeded byFrançois-Joseph Laflèche
Senator for Victoria
In office
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Preceded byHenry Joseph Cloran
Succeeded byWilliam James Hushion
Personal details
Born(1865-09-14)September 14, 1865
Brompton Falls, Canada East
DiedJune 24, 1938(1938-06-24) (aged 72)
Political partyLiberal
ChildrenEdmund Tobin Asselin, grandson
Joseph Patrick Tobin Asselin, grandson

Born in Brompton Falls, Canada East, he was a lumber merchant and manufacturer who was President of the Lotbiniere Lumber Company in Lester, Quebec and President of the Trois-Pistoles Pulp Company in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec. He was Warden of the County of Richmond in 1897-98 and Mayor of Brompton Falls. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Richmond—Wolfe in the 1900 federal election. A Liberal, he would be re-elected every time for the next 7 elections until being summoned to the Senate of Canada on the advice of William Lyon Mackenzie King in 1930 representing the senatorial division of Victoria, Quebec. He would serve until his death in 1938.

His grandsons, Edmund Tobin Asselin (1920–1999) and Joseph Patrick Tobin Asselin (1930–2005), were both Members of Parliament.


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