Ann Shipley

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Ann Shipley
Member of Parliament
for Timiskaming
In office
November 12, 1953 – April 12, 1957
Preceded by Walter Little
Succeeded by Arnold Peters
Personal details
Born April 8, 1899
Lawrence Station, Ontario, Canada
Died March 22, 1981(1981-03-22) (aged 81)
Political party Liberal
Relations William Dennis Killins (Father), Mary Ann Lamont (Mother)[1]
Residence Kirkland Lake, Ontario

Marie Ann Shipley (April 8, 1899 – March 22, 1981) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Lawrence Station in Southwold, Ontario, she was educated at Ottawa's Lisgar Collegiate and married Manley Adair Shipley. They settled in Kirkland Lake where she was an administrative secretary for the Kirkland District Mines Medical Plans. From 1943[2] to 1952, she was reeve of Teck Township. Shipley was President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, in 1951.[3]

From 1953 to 1957, she was the Liberal Party Member of Parliament from the northeastern Ontario riding of Timiskaming in the Canadian House of Commons. In 1955, she became the first woman to move acceptance in the House of Commons of a Speech from the Throne.[4]


  1. ^ Pierre G. Normandin, A. Léopold Normandin. The Canadian parliamentary guide. Normandin, 1957. 
  2. ^ Porcupine Advance, 10 Dec 1942, 1, p. 5
  3. ^ "History". Association of Municipalities of Ontario. Archived from the original on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-08-24. 
  4. ^ "Ann Shipley". The Globe and Mail. 1981-03-25. p. P20. 

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