John Hall Thompson

John Hall Thompson
Source: Library and Archives Canada

John Hall Thompson (1810 – October 27, 1893) was a Canadian court commissioner and political figure. He represented Ontario North in the 1st Canadian Parliament as a Liberal member.[1]

He was born in Salisbury, England, in 1810,[1] the son of Joseph Thompson,[2] and educated at Berwick-on-Tweed. He was reeve for Brock Township and served as warden for Ontario County in 1856-7, 1860 and 1864-5. Thompson lived in Cannington.[3] He was elected in 1867 but defeated in the 1872 election. Thompson also served as lieutenant-colonel in the county militia from 1869 to 1880[1] and was commissioner in the Court of Queen's Bench.[2]

In 1847, he married Margaret Cowan. Thompson died at Qu'Appelle Station, Saskatchewan, at the age of 83.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1867)