Crowell Willson

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For the Upper Canada politician, see Crowell Willson (Upper Canada).
Crowell Willson
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Crowell Willson (1815 – October 12, 1894) was a Canadian farmer and political figure. He represented Middlesex East in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal-Conservative member from 1867 to 1872 and in 1874.[1]

He was born in St. Thomas, Upper Canada in 1815,[1] the son of Benjamin Willson.[2] In 1838, he settled in London Township and established a wool carding mill there.[3] In 1851, he was elected to represent Middlesex in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada; he was reelected in East Middlesex in 1863.[2] He was elected to the federal parliament in 1867 and 1874 but, in 1874, he was unseated after his election was protested.[1] Willson was also a director of the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company.[3]

In 1843, Willson married Maria Jackson. He died in Wingham at the age of 79.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Crowell Willson – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ a b The History of the County of Middlesex, Canada, Danel Brook & Muriel Moon
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
The electoral district
was created by the
British North America Act, 1867.
Member of Parliament for Middlesex East
1867–1872
Succeeded by
David Glass
Preceded by
David Glass
Member of Parliament for Middlesex East
1874
Succeeded by
Duncan MacMillan