Charles Herbert Brereton
|Charles Herbert Brereton|
|MPP for Durham East|
June 29, 1881 – November 15, 1886
January 8, 1845|
West Gwillimbury, Canada West
|Died||September 6, 1908
|Political party||Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario|
Charles Herbert Brereton (January 8, 1845 – September 6, 1908) was an Ontario doctor and political figure. He represented Durham East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1882 to 1886 as a Conservative member.
He was born in West Gwillimbury, Canada West in 1845, the son of Cloudesley Shovell Brereton who came to Upper Canada from Norfolk, England. He studied at Victoria College in Cobourg and, after completing his studies in medicine, set up practice in Bethany. He married Eliza L. Proctor in 1876. Brereton was first elected to the provincial assembly in a by-election held after the death of John Rosevear and was reelected in the general election held in 1883. He served as lieutenant in the Durham Field Battery for a number of years. Brereton was a member of the local Freemason lodge.
He died at his son's home in Saskatchewan in 1908.
- "DIED", The Globe (1844-1936); Sep 9, 1908; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) pg. 12
- The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1883 JA Gemmill
- Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario
- A Cyclopæedia of Canadian biography : being chiefly men of the time ... GM Rose (1886)
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