Colin Campbell (Ontario politician)

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Colin Campbell
Member of Parliament
for Frontenac—Addington
In office
24 September 1934 – 11 August 1937
Preceded by William Spankie
Succeeded by Angus Neil McCallum
MPP for Sault Ste. Marie
In office
23 November 1937 – 30 June 1943
Preceded by Richard McMeekin
Succeeded by George Isaac Harvey
Personal details
Born (1901-01-17)17 January 1901
Shedden, Elgin County, Ontario
Died 25 December 1978(1978-12-25) (aged 77)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Smith
m. 25 May 1923[1]
Profession mining engineer

Colin Alexander Campbell (17 January 1901 – 25 December 1978) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Shedden, Ontario, and became a mining engineer.


Campbell attended school at Lawrence Station and high school in Dutton before further studies at Queen's University. His father was active in local politics for more than three decades.[1]

He was elected to Parliament at the Frontenac—Addington riding in a by-election on 24 September 1934 and re-elected in the 1935 federal election.

Campbell resigned on 11 August 1937 before the end of the 18th Canadian Parliament to enter provincial politics at the 1937 Ontario election. He was defeated on election day in the provincial district of Addington,[2] but subsequently contested a by-election in Sault Ste. Marie after newly elected member Richard McMeekin resigned.[3] He served as Minister of Public Works under premier Mitchell Hepburn, but left provincial politics at the 1943 Ontario election.

Campbell served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during World War II[4] and was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1943 and the Distinguished Service Order in 1945.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1936). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ "Acclamation likely for Campbell When Opponents Sign His Papers". The Globe and Mail, 23 November 1937.
  3. ^ Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario.
  4. ^ Swettenham 1968, p. 16.


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