Thomas Andrew Low

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The Hon.
Thomas Andrew Low
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
1908–1912
Preceded by Aaron Abel Wright
Succeeded by George Perry Graham
In office
1921–1925
Preceded by Isaac Ellis Pedlow
Succeeded by Martin James Maloney
Personal details
Born (1871-03-12)March 12, 1871
Quebec City, Quebec
Died February 9, 1931(1931-02-09) (aged 59)
Renfrew, Ontario[1]
Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio (1921-1923)
Minister of Trade and Commerce (1923-1925)

Thomas Andrew Low, PC (March 12, 1871 – February 9, 1931) was a Canadian industrialist and politician.[2]

Born in Quebec City, Quebec,[2] the son of Alexander George Low and Margaret Henderson, he was educated in Pembroke, Ontario and became a manufacturer in Renfrew. Low was president of Renfrew Flour Mills, Renfrew Electric Products, the Renfrew Refrigerator Company, the Renfrew Manufacturing Company and the British Canadian Export Company. In 1904, he married Mary G. Dean.[1] He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the Ontario riding of Renfrew South in the 1908 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1911 but resigned shortly afterward. He ran again in the 1921 election and was re-elected. He was defeated in the 1925 election and again in the 1930 election. From 1921 to 1923, he was a Minister without Portfolio. From 1923 to 1925, he was the Minister of Trade and Commerce.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c Thomas Andrew Low – Parliament of Canada biography