George Oscar Alcorn

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George Oscar Alcorn
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince Edward
In office
1900–1908
Preceded by William Varney Pettet
Succeeded by Morley Currie
Personal details
Born (1850-05-03)May 3, 1850
Lennoxville, Canada East
Died February 16, 1930(1930-02-16) (aged 79)
Toronto, Ontario[1]
Political party Conservative
Occupation Lawyer

George Oscar Alcorn (May 3, 1850 – February 16, 1930) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.[2]

Born in Lennoxville, Canada East,[2] the son of Thomas Coke Alcorn and Martha A. Bartlett, he was educated at the Toronto Grammar and Model Grammar Schools. A lawyer, he was admitted to the Bar in 1871 and was created a King's Counsel in 1890. He practiced law in Belleville, Ontario and Picton, Ontario. He was president of the Prince Edward Liberal-Conservative Association.[3]

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the Ontario riding of Prince Edward in the 1900 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1904 election but was defeated in the 1908 election.[2]

In 1872, he married Sara Jane Leavitt. In 1910, Alcorn was named Master in Ordinary for the Supreme Court of Ontario and served in that post until 1923.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c George Oscar Alcorn – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ The Canadian men and women of the time : a handbook of Canadian biography of living characters