Arthur Charles Hardy

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The Hon.

Arthur Charles Hardy
Senator Arthur Charles Hardy.jpg
Senator for Leeds, Ontario
In office
February 10, 1922 – March 13, 1962
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Speaker of the Senate of Canada
In office
May 13, 1930 – September 2, 1930
Preceded byHewitt Bostock
Succeeded byPierre Édouard Blondin
Personal details
Born(1872-12-03)December 3, 1872
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
DiedMarch 16, 1962(1962-03-16) (aged 89)
Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
RelationsGeorge Taylor Fulford, father-in-law

Arthur Charles Hardy, PC (December 3, 1872 – March 13, 1962) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Brantford, Ontario, he ran for the House of Commons of Canada in the Ontario riding of Leeds in the 1917 federal election.[1] Although unsuccessful in that election, he was considered a powerful and influential figure within the Liberal Party.[1] In 1922, he was called to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Leeds, Ontario.[1] A Liberal, he served forty years until his death in 1962. In 1930, he was the Speaker of the Senate of Canada.[1]

He was a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School,[1] and worked primarily as a lawyer.[1] He was also an owner of radio station CHML in Hamilton,[2] until the station was sold to Ken Soble in 1942.[2] In 1938, he was named as a corporate director of Dominion Life.[3]

Hardy was the son of Ontario Premier Arthur Sturgis Hardy.[1] He married Dorothy Fulford, the daughter of Senator George Taylor Fulford.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Appointed in 1922, Was Dean of Senate". The Globe and Mail, March 14, 1962.
  2. ^ a b "Television's maverick station". The Globe and Mail, February 23, 1963.
  3. ^ "Outstanding Year for Dominion Life". The Globe and Mail, February 11, 1938.

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