John McLeod (Ontario politician)
John McLeod (September 20, 1833 – March 9, 1879) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Durham West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1871 and from 1872 to 1879.
|Preceded by||Edward Blake|
|Succeeded by||James Wellington McLaughlin|
|Preceded by||Riding established|
|Succeeded by||Edward Blake|
|Born||September 20, 1833|
Lancaster Township, Glengarry County, Upper Canada
|Died||March 9, 1879 (aged 45)|
He was born in Lancaster Township in Upper Canada in 1833, the son of Scottish immigrants, and grew up there, later settling in Bowmanville. He served as warden for the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham. He was a director of the Bowmanville Furniture Manufacturing Company. He was reelected in 1872 by acclamation after Edward Blake resigned to retain his seat in the Canadian House of Commons. He died on March 9, 1879 at Bowmanville.
- Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history
- The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1873, HJ Morgan
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