|Member of Parliament
March 1940 – June 1945
|Preceded by||John David MacRae|
|Succeeded by||William Lyon Mackenzie King|
|Born||William Burton MacDiarmid
23 May 1875
|Died||13 May 1947
m. 28 September 1911
He was first elected to Parliament at the Glengarry riding in the 1940 general election and re-elected in 1945. MacDiarmid resigned on 22 June 1945 to allow William Lyon Mackenzie King to campaign for and hold the riding in a by-election after King had suffered personal defeat in the general election in his riding of Prince Albert. MacDiarmid died unexpectedly on 13 May 1947 at his residence in Maxville due to heart failure.
- Canadian Parliamentary Guide. Normandin. 1945.
- The Canadian Press (14 May 1947). "Dr. W. B. MacDiarmid passes at Maxville". Toronto Star. p. 8.
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