Daniel Galbraith

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This article is about the Canadian politician. For the Scottish footballer, see Danny Galbraith.
Daniel Galbraith
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
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
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]


  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