George Landerkin

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The Hon.
George Landerkin
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Grey South
In office
1872–1878
Preceded by George Jackson
Succeeded by George Jackson
In office
1882–1900
Preceded by George Jackson
Succeeded by Matthew Kendal Richardson
Senator for Grey, Ontario
In office
1901–1903
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born (1839-07-20)July 20, 1839
Simcoe County, Upper Canada
Died October 4, 1903(1903-10-04) (aged 64)
Hanover, Ontario
Political party Liberal

George Landerkin (July 20, 1839 – October 4, 1903) was a Canadian physician and political figure. He represented Grey South in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1872 to 1878 and from 1882 to 1900. From 1901 to 1903, he was a member of the Senate of Canada.[1]

He was born in West Gwillimbury, Simcoe County, Upper Canada,[1] the son of James Landerkin, who came there from Nova Scotia. He was educated at Victoria College in Cobourg, where he received his M.D..[2] Landerkin worked on a farm for several years before obtaining his medical degree. He practised medicine in Hanover, Ontario. Landerkin was also president of Canada Mutual Mining and Development Company.[3] In 1870, he married Mary Matilda Kirkendall.[2] Landerkin was defeated by George Jackson for the federal seat in 1878.[1] He died in Hanover at the age of 64.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c George Landerkin – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1877 CH Mackintosh
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.