Richard Blain

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The Hon.
Richard Blain
Richard Blain.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Peel
In office
1900–1917
Preceded by Joseph Featherston
Succeeded by Samuel Charters
Senator for Peel, Ontario
In office
1917–1926
Appointed by Robert Borden
Personal details
Born (1857-12-08)December 8, 1857
Vienna, Canada West
Died November 27, 1926(1926-11-27) (aged 68)
Brampton, Ontario
Political party Conservative

Richard Blain (December 8, 1857 – November 27, 1926) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Vienna, Canada West,[1] the son of Isaac Blain and Mary Brodrick, Blain was a hardware merchant.[2] In 1888, he married Hattie James.[3] He was a member of the Brampton Town Council for ten years. He was also Reeve and Deputy Reeve of Brampton and Warden of Peel County.[2] He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Peel at the general elections of 1900. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1904, 1908, and 1911. In 1917, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Peel, Ontario on the advice of Prime Minister Robert Borden. He served until his death in 1926[1] in Brampton.[3]

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