William Henry Edwards (politician)

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William Henry Edwards
MPP for Bellwoods
In office
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Thomas Hamilton Bell
MPP for Toronto Northwest - Seat A
In office
Preceded by Thomas Crawford
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Personal details
Born (1857-08-07)August 7, 1857
Dover, England
Died January 18, 1950(1950-01-18) (aged 92)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative

William Henry Edwards (August 7, 1857 – January 18, 1950) was an Ontario leather manufacturer and political figure. He represented Toronto Northwest and then Bellwoods in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1924 to 1929 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Dover, England, the son of John Edwards, came to Canada West with his family in 1862 and was educated in Toronto. In 1887, he married Elibeth Ann Kerslake. He died in 1950.[1]


  1. ^ "Leather Merchant Mining Pioneer ServedasMPP", Edwards, William HView Profile. The Globe and Mail (1936-Current) [Toronto, Ont] 19 Jan 1950: 9.
  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1925, EJ Chambers

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