David Blain

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David Blain
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York West
In office
Preceded by Amos Wright
Succeeded by Nathaniel Clarke Wallace
Personal details
Born (1832-08-12)August 12, 1832
Ayr, Scotland
Died May 6, 1909(1909-05-06) (aged 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Scottish-Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Eliza Harrington
Residence Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Lawyer

David Blain (August 12, 1832 – May 6, 1909) was a Scottish-born Canadian lawyer, teacher and political figure. He represented York West in the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1878 as a Liberal member.[1]

He was born near Ayr,[1] the son of John Blain and Elizabeth McCutcheon, and came to Canada West with his parents in 1842. He was educated in Scotland and at the University of Toronto.[2] Blain was called to the bar in 1860 and set up practice in Toronto, partnering for a time with Albert Prince. In 1867, he married Eliza Harrington. He retired from the practice of law in 1868.[3] Blain was defeated in a bid for reelection in 1878.[1] He retired from politics afterwords, and died in Toronto at the age of 76 in 1909.[4]


Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Amos Wright
Member of Parliament for York West
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Clarke Wallace