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Levi Thomson

Levi Thomson, KC (February 17, 1855 – April 14, 1938) was a farmer, lawyer, and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He represented Qu'Appelle in the Canadian House of Commons from 1911 to 1921 as a Liberal and then Unionist member.[1]

Levi Thomson
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Member of the Canadian House of Commons
In office
1911–1921
Constituency Qu'Appelle
Personal details
Born (1855-02-17)February 17, 1855
Erin Township, Canada West, Canada
Died April 14, 1938(1938-04-14) (aged 83)
Wolseley, Saskatchewan, Canada
Political party

He was born in Erin Township, Canada West, the son of John Thomson, a native of Scotland, and Sarah McMillan. He began the study of law in Toronto but then moved west in 1882, settling on a farm in Wolseley. In 1884, he married Mabel Maud Perley, the daughter of William Dell Perley. Thomson completed his legal studies in Regina in 1894 and practised law in Wolseley. He served as crown prosecutor from 1897 to 1904, resigning to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons. Thomson was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the Saskatchewan assembly in 1905. In 1913, he was named King's Counsel.[2] He served on the council for Wolseley from 1889 to 1903 and was mayor in 1904.[1] Thomson also served on the board of governors for the University of Saskatchewan. He died in Wolseley at the age of 83.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Levi Thomson – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Hawkes, John (1924). The story of Saskatchewan and its people. Volume III. pp. 1719–20. Archived from the original on 2008-05-31. Retrieved 2009-08-05. 
  3. ^ "A member of the board". On Campus News. University of Saskatchewan. November 14, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-05.