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Samuel Charters (Canadian politician)

Samuel Charters (May 18, 1863 – April 21, 1943) was an Ontario newspaper publisher and political figure. He represented Peel in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1908 to 1913 and in the House of Commons of Canada from 1917 to 1935 as a Unionist and then Conservative member.[1]

Samuel Charters
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Peel
In office
Preceded byRichard Blain
Succeeded byGordon Graydon
19th Mayor of Brampton
In office
Preceded byThomas Thauburn
Succeeded byT.W. Duggan
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byJohn Smith
Succeeded byJames Robinson Fallis
Personal details
Born(1863-05-18)May 18, 1863
Chinguacousy Township, Canada West
DiedApril 21, 1943(1943-04-21) (aged 79)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Political partyProvincial Conservative (1908-1913)
Federal Unionist (1917-1921)
Federal Conservative (1921-1935)
Spouse(s)Jane Ellen Pierson
ProfessionNewspaper publisher


He was born in Chinguacousy Township, Canada West,[1] the son of Francis Charters, and was educated in Brampton, Ontario. He married Jane Ellen Pierson in 1887. In 1890, he took over the operation of the Brampton Conservator. He was president of the Charters Publishing Company. He died in Brampton at the age of 79.[2]


Charters was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1903.[3] He retired from provincial politics in 1913 due to illness. Charters served as chief opposition whip in the House of Commons from 1917 to 1930. He retired from politics one last time in 1935. Charters also served as mayor of Brampton in 1907 and from 1911 to 1912[1] and as registrar of deeds for Peel County.


  1. ^ a b c Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1910, EJ Chambers

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