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Thomas McGreevy (July 29, 1825 – January 2, 1897) was a Canadian politician and contractor.

Thomas McGreevy
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Quebec West
In office
Succeeded byJohn Hearn
In office
Preceded byJohn Hearn
Succeeded byRichard Reid Dobell
Member of the Legislative Council of Quebec for Stadacona
In office
Succeeded byJohn Sharples, Sr.
Personal details
Born(1825-07-29)July 29, 1825
Quebec City, Lower Canada
DiedJanuary 2, 1897(1897-01-02) (aged 71)
Quebec City, Quebec
Political partyLiberal-Conservative

Born in Quebec, he was the son of Robert McGreevy, a blacksmith, and Rose Smith. In 1867 he was elected MP for Quebec West (as a liberal conservative), and was re-elected in 1872, 1874, 1878, 1882, 1887 and 1891.

He was expelled from the House of Commons for corruption on September 29, 1891, and following his conviction for defrauding the government was sentenced to a year in prison. (Other MPs to be expelled from the Canadian House of Commons include Louis Riel and Quebec communist Fred Rose.) Following his release on March 1, 1894, he was re-elected to Parliament in 1895.

He was the contractor for the building of the Parliament of Canada.

He was married three times: to Mary Ann Rourke on July 13, 1857, to Bridget Caroline Nolan on February 4, 1861 and to Mary Georgina Woolsey on January 30, 1867. He had several children by Mary Georgina including Stella and Herbert. Mary Georgina Woolsey came from a wealthy Quebec family, now most famous for being the subject of William Berczy's portrait of The Woolsey Family (1809).


  • "Thomas McGreevy". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  • Thomas McGreevy – Parliament of Canada biography