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Henry Buckingham Witton (October 21, 1831 – November 8, 1921) was an Ontario painter and political figure. He represented Hamilton in the House of Commons of Canada from 1872 to 1874. He ran as a Conservative Labour candidate, but took his seat as a straight Conservative member following his election in 1872.[1]

Witton was born in South Lopham, Norfolk, England[1] and educated there. In 1860, he married M.A. Palmer.[2] He worked as a master painter at the Great Western Railway Shops in Hamilton, Ontario.[3] Witton ran unsuccessfully for the federal seat in 1874 and 1875 as a Conservative Labour member.[1] Witton was appointed inspector of canals in 1879 and served in that post until 1890. He died in Hamilton at the age of 90.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c Henry Buckingham Witton – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1873)
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.

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