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Robert William Gladstone (13 September 1879 – 1 June 1951) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Oxford, Ontario and became a manager, manufacturer and teacher by career.

Robert Gladstone
Member of Parliament
for Wellington South
In office
October 1935 – April 1949
Preceded byHugh Guthrie
Succeeded byHenry Alfred Hosking
Personal details
Born
Robert William Gladstone

(1879-09-13)13 September 1879
Oxford, Ontario, Canada
Died1 June 1951(1951-06-01) (aged 71)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Lyons
m. 10 January 1912[1]
Professionmanager, manufacturer, teacher

After an unsuccessful attempt to win Wellington South in the 1925 federal election, he was elected to Parliament there in the 1935 election. He was re-elected in 1940 and 1945. He was appointed to the Senate on September 1949 thus leaving the House of Commons. He remained in the Senate until his death at Ottawa Civic Hospital on 1 June 1951 due to a heart condition. He was survived by his wife and a son.[2]

Electoral recordEdit

Canadian federal election, 1925
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Hugh GUTHRIE 9,096 52.9 16.3
Liberal Robert William GLADSTONE 8,088 47.1 11.1
Total valid votes 17,184 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1935
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert William GLADSTONE 8,840 52.4 5.4
Conservative Hugh GUTHRIE 5,854 34.7 -18.3
Co-operative Commonwealth Charles Elgin FULTON 1,578 9.4 9.4
Reconstruction Frederick NEALE 592 3.5 3.5
Total valid votes 16,864 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert William GLADSTONE 8,115 46.9 -5.5
Independent Charles Leroy AUSTEN 5,073 29.3 29.3
Conservative Hugh GUTHRIE 4,121 23.8 -10.9
Total valid votes 17,309 100.0
Canadian federal election, 1945
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Robert William GLADSTONE 8,484 45.2 -1.7
Progressive Conservative Charles Patrick MCTAGUE 7,665 40.8 17.1
Co-operative Commonwealth Harold DUNK 2,355 12.6 12.6
Communist James OLDHAM 268 1.4 1.4
Total valid votes 18,772 100.0

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Normandin, G. Pierre (1947). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ The Canadian Press (2 June 1951). "Robert W. Gladstone / Guelph Senator Was Ex-Member Of Parliament". The Globe and Mail. p. 11.

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