James Argue

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James Henthorne Argue
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Avondale
In office
Personal details
Born (1848-06-02)June 2, 1848
Died March 4, 1927(1927-03-04) (aged 78)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Children James O. Argue

James Henthorne Argue (2 June 1848 – 4 March 1927[1]) was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1899 to 1914, as a member of the Conservative Party.

Argue was born in Ireland, and received a grammar school education. He worked as a farmer after moving in Manitoba, and served for fifteen years as a local reeve and councillor. In religion, he was a member of the Church of England.

He was first elected to the Manitoba legislature in the 1899 provincial election, defeating Liberal incumbent Thomas Dickey by seventy-seven votes in the Avondale constituency.[2] The Conservatives won this election, and Argue served in the legislature as a government backbencher. He was re-elected in the campaigns of 1903,[3] 1907 and 1910, and did not seek re-election in 1914.

He later moved to Vancouver, where he died in 1927.[1]

His son, James O. Argue, was a Progressive Conservative member of the legislature from 1945 to 1955.


  1. ^ a b "James Henthorne Argue (1848-1927)". Manitoba Historical Society. 
  2. ^ "Statement of Votes Relevé des suffrages" (PDF). Elections Manitoba. 
  3. ^ Canada Year Book. Statistics Canada. p. 742.