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William Foster Garland

William Foster Garland (July 1, 1875 – March 19, 1941) was an Ontario merchant and political figure. He represented Carleton in the House of Commons of Canada as a Conservative member from 1912 to 1917 and from 1921 to 1935.

Willian Foster Garland
Member of the Canadian Parliament for Carleton
In office
Preceded byEdward Kidd
Succeeded byGeorge Boyce
In office
Preceded byGeorge Boyce
Succeeded byAlonzo Hyndman
Personal details
BornJuly 1, 1875
Bells Corners, Ontario, Canada
DiedMarch 19, 1941
Political partyConservative Party of Canada
Alma materOntario College of Pharmacy

He was born in Bells Corners, Ontario in 1875, the son of Absalom Garland. He studied at the Ontario College of Pharmacy and became a druggist. In 1902, he married Margaret Green. Garland served on Ottawa City Council in 1912, representing Victoria Ward. He was first elected to the House of Commons in a 1912 by-election held after the death of Edward Kidd. Garland owned a drug store and lived in the Hintonburg neighbourhood of Ottawa.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1933, AL Normandin

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