Herbert Ladd Jones

Herbert Ladd Jones (January 9, 1858 – December 9, 1921) was a Canadian politician.

Herbert Ladd Jones
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Digby
In office
Preceded byJohn Campbell
Succeeded byEdward Charles Bowers
Personal details
Born(1858-01-09)January 9, 1858
Weymouth, Nova Scotia
DiedDecember 9, 1921(1921-12-09) (aged 63)
Political partyConservative

Born in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, the son of St. Clair Jones and Helen Ladd, Jones was educated at the schools in Weymouth and the Collegiate Institute in Fredericton, graduating in 1875. He then worked with his father for a time, and, in 1888, entered into partnership with his brothers, carrying on business as general merchants, lumbermen and ship owners. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for Digby in the 1887 election held following the death of John Campbell. A Conservative, he was defeated in 1891.

Jones later became an insurance agent. In 1891, he married Kate Dickson Black. He was president of the Weymouth Amateur Athletic Association, secretary for the Weymouth Agricultural Society and was one of the governors for King's College.[1]

Jones' great grandfather was Cereno Upham Jones, who served in the Nova Scotia assembly and as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas.[1]

By-election on 16 July 1887

On Mr. Campbell's death, 26 May 1887

Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Herbert Ladd Jones 1,092
Independent H.M. Robichon 1,056
1891 Canadian federal election: Digby
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Edward Charles Bowers 1,503
Conservative Herbert Ladd Jones 1,430


  1. ^ a b History of Nova Scotia, Vol. 3 (1916) Archived 2011-06-15 at the Wayback Machine Allison, D & Tuck, CE pp. 507-509

This article incorporates text from The Canadian album: men of Canada, Vol. 4, a publication now in the public domain.