Thomas Irwin (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Irwin
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Delta
In office
June 1952 – September 1960
Preceded by Alexander Campbell Hope
Succeeded by Camille Mather
James Henry Rhodes
Member of Parliament
for Burnaby—Richmond
In office
June 1957 – March 1958
Preceded by Tom Goode
Succeeded by John Drysdale
Personal details
Born Thomas James Irwin
(1889-06-21)21 June 1889
Dumbarton, Scotland
Died 15 May 1962(1962-05-15) (aged 72)
Political party Social Credit
Profession farmer

Thomas James Irwin (21 June 1889 - 15 May 1962) was a Canadian politician serving in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia and the Canadian House of Commons.

Irwin was born in Dumbarton, Scotland and became a farmer by trade. He was elected to the BC legislature in the 1952 provincial election at the Delta electoral district as a provincial Social Credit candidate. He was re-elected there for two more terms following the 1953 and 1956 provincial elections. From 1953 to 1957, he served as Speaker of the Assembly.

He was first elected at the Burnaby—Richmond riding in the 1957 general election as a Social Credit party member of Parliament. He served only one term there, the 23rd Canadian Parliament, after which he was defeated by John Drysdale of the Progressive Conservative party in the 1958 election.


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