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Edward Guss Porter

Edward Guss Porter (May 28, 1859 – December 23, 1929) was a Canadian politician.

Edward Guss Porter
Edward Guss Porter.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Hastings West
In office
1902–1924
Preceded byHenry Corby, Jr.
Succeeded byCharles Edward Hanna
Personal details
Born(1859-05-28)May 28, 1859
Consecon, Canada West
DiedDecember 23, 1929(1929-12-23) (aged 70)
Political partyConservative

Born in Consecon, Prince Edward County, Canada West, the son of Robert and Hannah Porter, Porter was educated at Albert College. A lawyer, he was an alderman for five years and Mayor of the City of Belleville, Ontario in 1891. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Hastings West in a 1902 by-election, after the sitting MP, Henry Corby, resigned. A Conservative, he was re-elected in the following six federal elections. He resigned from parliament in 1924 in order to force a by-election as a protest against Murdock-Home Bank but was defeated.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Google News search
  2. ^ The Canadian Parliament; biographical sketches and photo-engravures of the senators and members of the House of Commons of Canada. Being the tenth Parliament, elected November 3, 1904. Retrieved from Archive.org

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