John A. Charlton

John Alpheus Charlton (5 July 1907 - 28 January 1977) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Brantford, Ontario and became a farmer and veterinarian by career.

John Alpheus Charlton
Member of Parliament
for Brant
In office
June 1945 – June 1949
Preceded byGeorge Wood
Member of Parliament
for Brant—Wentworth
In office
June 1949 – August 1953
Member of Parliament
for Brant—Haldimand
In office
August 1953 – June 1962
Succeeded byLawrence Pennell
Personal details
Born(1907-07-05)5 July 1907
Brantford, Ontario
Died28 January 1977(1977-01-28) (aged 69)
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Professionfarmer, veterinarian

He was first elected at the Brant riding in the 1945 general election and served five consecutive terms from the 20th to the 24th Canadian Parliaments. During that time, his riding changed to Brant—Wentworth then Brant—Haldimand. Charlton was defeated in the 1962 federal election by Lawrence Pennell of the Liberal party.

During his terms in the House of Commons, he served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture (1957–1958). He was also Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration (1959–1961) and to the Minister of Agriculture (1962).

Electoral recordEdit

1940 Canadian federal election: Brant
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal George Wood 4,657 50.8 +6.3
National Government Syl Apps 4,519 49.2 +12.1
Total valid votes 9,176 100.0

Note: "National Government" vote is compared to Conservative vote in 1935 election.


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