William Gibson (Canadian politician)

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The Hon. William Gibson
For other people named William Gibson, see William Gibson (disambiguation).

William Gibson (August 7, 1849 – May 4, 1914) was a Canadian politician. From 1891 to 1900, he served as a Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Lincoln and Niagara.[1]

Born in Peterhead, Scotland,[1]the son of William Gibson and Lucretia Gilzean, he was educated in Scotland and emigrated to Canada in 1870. Gibson was a contractor and engineer involved in the construction of the St. Clair Tunnel, the Welland Canal, the Victoria Bridge and several bridges on the Grand Trunk Railway. He operated a limestone quarry near Beamsville, Ontario and was also president of the Bank of Hamilton, the Hamilton Gaslight Company and the Keewatin Power Company.[2] On 11 February 1902, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada, a position which he held until his death[1] in Beamsville at the age of 64.[2]

References[edit]

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