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Leonard Burnett (April 5, 1845 in Yorkshire, England - August 21, 1932) was a politician, farmer and teacher. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1896 election as a Member of the Liberal Party in the 1896 election to represent the riding of Ontario South.[1]

Leonard Burnett
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario South
In office
Preceded byWilliam Smith
Succeeded byWilliam Ross
Personal details
Born(1845-04-05)April 5, 1845
Yorkshire, England
DiedAugust 21, 1932(1932-08-21) (aged 87)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityBritish subject
Political partyLiberal
OccupationFarmer, teacher

The son of Thomas Burnett and Hannah Dickenson, he came to Canada in 1846, was educated in Greenwood, Ontario and Whitby and settled in Greenbank. Burnett taught school for three years.[2]

Prior to his federal political experience, he was councillor for Ontario County (1871-1873) then Deputy Reeve for Reach Township, Ontario (1891) then reeve (1892-1893).[1]

In 1870, he married Sarah Jane Dryden. Burnett died in Toronto at the age of 87.[2]


  1. ^ a b Leonard Burnett – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.