Daniel Galbraith

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This article is about the Canadian politician. For the Scottish footballer, see Danny Galbraith.
Daniel Galbraith
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MLA for Lanark North
In office
September 3, 1867 – August 1, 1872
Succeeded by William Mostyn
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lanark North
In office
1872–1879
Preceded by William McDougall
Succeeded by Donald Greenfield MacDonell
Personal details
Born (1813-02-01)February 1, 1813
Glasgow, Scotland
Died December 17, 1879(1879-12-17) (aged 66)
Almonte, Ontario[1]
Political party Liberal
Other political
affiliations
Ontario Liberal Party
Spouse(s) Janet McFarlane

Daniel Galbraith (February 1, 1813 – December 17, 1879) was an Ontario farmer and political figure. He represented Lanark North as a Liberal in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1867 to 1872 and the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1879.[2]

He was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1813[2] and came to Lanark County with his family in 1821. He served as reeve for Ramsay Township and also served as warden for Lanark County.[3] Galbraith was elected to the Ontario legislature in 1867 and reelected in 1871;[4] he resigned his seat in 1872 to run for a seat in the federal parliament.

He was also director of the Brockville and Ottawa Railway.[3] In 1850, he married Janet McFarlane.[1] He died while still in office in 1879.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c Daniel Galbraith – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1874)
  4. ^ Daniel Galbraith, MPP - Parliamentary History