David Blain

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David Blain
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York West
In office
Preceded byAmos Wright
Succeeded byNathaniel Clarke Wallace
Personal details
Born(1832-08-12)August 12, 1832
Ayr, Scotland
DiedMay 6, 1909(1909-05-06) (aged 76)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Eliza Harrington
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada

David Blain (August 12, 1832 – May 6, 1909) was a Scottish-born Canadian lawyer, teacher and political figure. He represented York West in the House of Commons of Canada 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]


  1. ^ a b c David Blain – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1877, CH Mackintosh
  3. ^ The Canadian biographical dictionary and portrait gallery of eminent and self-made men ... (1880)
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Amos Wright
Member of Parliament for York West
Succeeded by
Nathaniel Clarke Wallace