Thomas Earle (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Earle
Thomas Earle.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Victoria
In office
1889–1904
Preceded by Edgar Crow Baker
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1903
Personal details
Born (1837-09-27)September 27, 1837
Landsdowne Township, Upper Canada
Died July 13, 1911(1911-07-13) (aged 73)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Conservative

Thomas Earle (September 27, 1837 – July 13, 1911) was a Canadian businessman and Conservative politician who represented Victoria (electoral district) in the Canadian House of Commons from 1889 to 1904.[1]

Born in Landsdowne Township, Upper Canada,[1] the son of William Earle, he was educated there and became a merchant in Brockville. Earle moved to the Cariboo district of British Columbia in 1863, establishing a grocery business in Victoria in 1873. He was also involved in railway construction in British Columbia, Oregon and Washington state. In 1875, he married Elizabeth Mason.[2] Earle was acclaimed during a by-election following Edgar Crow Baker's resignation. He also served on Victoria City Council in 1885.[1] Earle died in Victoria at the age of 73.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Summary of Political Experience from Library of Parliament
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.