David Glass (Canadian politician)

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David Glass
David Glass MP.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Middlesex East
In office
Preceded byCrowell Willson
Succeeded byCrowell Willson
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for St. Clements
In office
Preceded byJohn Allen
Succeeded byDonald A. Ross
Personal details
Born(1829-07-20)July 20, 1829
Westminster, Upper Canada
DiedJuly 17, 1906(1906-07-17) (aged 76)
Political partyConservative

David Glass (July 20, 1829 – July 17, 1906) was a Canadian lawyer and political figure. He was a Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada representing Middlesex East from 1872 to 1874.[1]

He was born in Westminster Township, Middlesex County, Upper Canada in 1829,[1] the son of Samuel Glass, who had come to Upper Canada from Ireland in 1819,[2] and Eliza Owrey.[3] In 1856, he married Sarah Dalton. Glass was called to the bar in 1864 and set up practice in London.[2] He served on London City Council and was mayor in 1858 and 1865-1866.[1] In 1876, he was named Queen's Counsel. He moved to Winnipeg in 1882, was called to the Manitoba bar later that year[2] and was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for St. Clements in 1886, serving from 1887 to 1888; he was also Speaker of the Legislative Assembly from 1887 to 1888.[1] He retired from politics in 1888 due to poor health.[3] Glass was solicitor for the city of Winnipeg. He was also master of the local Masonic lodge and a member of the Grand Lodge of Canada.[2]

He later lived in Rossland, British Columbia and Spokane, Washington,[3] where he died in 1906.[4] Glass was buried in London, Ontario.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d David Glass – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c d The Canadian men and women of the time : a handbook of Canadian biography, HJ Morgan (1898)
  3. ^ a b c d "David Glass (1829-1906)". Manitoba Historical Society. Retrieved 2009-09-20.
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.