Oliver Blake

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Hon.
Oliver Blake
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Senator for Ontario, Ontario
In office
October 23, 1867 – December 10, 1873
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
Personal details
Born October 1, 1802
New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States
Died December 10, 1873(1873-12-10) (aged 71)
Political party Liberal
Occupation Clerk

Oliver Blake (October 1, 1802 – December 10, 1873) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He was a Liberal member of the Senate of Canada from 1867 to 1873.

He was born in New Hampton, New Hampshire, United States in 1802 and came to Upper Canada while young. As a young man he sold fanning mills. Later, he was a director of the Beaver Mutual Fire Insurance Company. He was appointed court clerk in 1841; Deputy Reeve of Townsend Township in Norfolk County, Councillor of Townsend Township in 1853, and served as Reeve of Townsend Township in 1852, 1854 - 1857. Blake was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada for Thames division in 1862 and was named to the Senate after Confederation.

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