Viscount Toshisada Maeda (前田利定, Maeda Toshisada, 10 December 1874 – 2 October 1944) was a politician and cabinet minister in the pre-war Empire of Japan.
|Born||December 10, 1874|
|Died||October 2, 1944 (aged 69)|
|Occupation(s)||politician, cabinet minister|
Toshisada Maeda was born in Tokyo, as the eldest son of Maeda Toshiaki, the final daimyō of Nanokaichi Domain in Kōzuke Province, and inherited his father’s kazoku peerage title of shishaku (viscount). His brother, Toshinari, was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army
Toshisada Maeda was a graduate of Tokyo Imperial University. He served briefly in the infantry during the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894, and afterwards assumed his family’s seat in the House of Peers of the Diet of Japan. In 1922, he was appointed Communications Minister in the cabinet of Prime Minister Katō Tomosaburō. He subsequently served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Kiyoura Keigo as Minister of Agriculture and Commerce. He retired from public life in January 1944, and died in October of the same year. He was posthumously awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasures, 1st class.
Maeda studied poetry under Sasaki Nobutsuna. His daughter married post-war Foreign Minister Katsuo Okazaki.
|Yasuda Koichiro||Toku Eda||Mastsushita Kusunoki||Hirata Tosuke||Maeda Toshiaki||Mitsui Takamine|
|Tetsujiro Nakao||Yasue||Jun Iue||Yurou Iue||Toshio Iue||Mumeno||Konosuke Matsushita||Hirata Shodo||Shizuko||Maeda Toshisada||Keiko||Mitsui Hachirōemon|
|Satoshi Iue||Matsushita Sachiko||Masaharu Matsushita||Hirata Katsumi||Nobuko|
|Iue Toshimasa||Hiro Matsushita||Masayuki Matsushita|