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Hugh Bathgate McKinnon (21 April 1885 – 10 April 1944) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Kenora, Ontario and became a locomotive engineer.

Hugh McKinnon
Member of Parliament
for Kenora—Rainy River
In office
September 1934 – April 1944
Personal details
Hugh Bathgate McKinnon

(1885-04-21)21 April 1885
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Died10 April 1944(1944-04-10) (aged 58)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
m. 25 January 1911[1]
Professionlocomotive engineer

He joined the Canadian Pacific Railway as an engine wiper in 1901 and by age 21 became one of the youngest railroad engineers of that time.[2]

McKinnon was an unsuccessful provincial Liberal-Labour candidate at the Kenora riding in the 1926 Ontario election.[1][3]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Kenora—Rainy River federal riding in a by-election on 24 September 1934 then re-elected there in 1935 and 1940.

McKinnon died at his Ottawa residence on 10 April 1944, before completing his term in the 19th Canadian Parliament. He was survived seven children besides his wife.[2]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A. L. (1941). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ a b The Canadian Press (11 April 1944). "Hugh B. M'Kinnon, M.P. / Kenora Liberal Member in House Since 1934". The Globe and Mail. p. 4.
  3. ^ "Ontario General Elections and By-Elections, 1923-1926". The Globe and Mail. 2 December 1926. p. 7.

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