James Sutherland (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Oxford North
|Preceded by||Thomas Oliver|
|Succeeded by||George Smith|
July 17, 1849|
Ancaster Township, Canada West
|Died||May 3, 1905(aged 55)|
|Cabinet||Minister Without Portfolio (1899–1902)
Minister of Marine and Fisheries (1902)
Minister of Public Works (1902–1905)
|Portfolio||Chief Government Whip (1896–1900)
Whip of the Liberal Party (1896–1900)
Born in Ancaster Township, Canada West, he was a merchant before being elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Oxford North in an 1880 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1882, 1887, 1891, 1896, 1900, and 1904. From 1896 to 1900, he was the Chief Government Whip. He subsequently joined the Cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and was successively Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and Minister of Public Works.
He died in office at the age of 55.
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