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John McLeod (Ontario politician)

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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.

John McLeod
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Ontario MPP
In office
1871–1879
Preceded byEdward Blake
Succeeded byJames Wellington McLaughlin
In office
1867–1871
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byEdward Blake
ConstituencyDurham West
Personal details
Born(1833-09-20)September 20, 1833
Lancaster Township, Glengarry County, Upper Canada
DiedMarch 9, 1879(1879-03-09) (aged 45)
Bowmanville, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
OccupationBusinessman

BiographyEdit

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.[1]

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