Sherwood Hayes Rideout (July 17, 1917 – May 29, 1964) was a Canadian politician, who represented the electoral district of Westmorland from 1962 until his death in 1964. Prior to his election to the House of Commons of Canada, he was the mayor of the City of Moncton. During World War 2, Rideout acted as a train-master and was considered a key figure in the management of the train system and logistics planning that allowed vehicles, supplies and troop transports to be shipped through Moncton (known as the Hub City) to the port in Halifax.

Sherwood Rideout
Mayor of Moncton, New Brunswick
In office
Preceded byMichael Baig
Succeeded byLeonard Jones
Member of Parliament for Westmorland
In office
Preceded byWilliam Creaghan
Succeeded byMargaret Rideout
Personal details
Sherwood Hayes Rideout

July 17, 1917
Moncton, New Brunswick
DiedMay 29, 1964 (1964-05-30) (aged 46)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Margaret Rideout
ChildrenGeorge Rideout

A Liberal, he was elected in the 1962 election. Following his death, on a train bound for Moncton from Ottawa,[1] he was succeeded by his widow Margaret, the first woman from New Brunswick to be elected to the House of Commons. Their son George also served in the House of Commons in the 1990s.


  1. ^ "Deaths". The Ottawa Journal. 30 May 1964. p. 28. Retrieved 19 July 2015 – via

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