David James Hartigan

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David James Hartigan
Member of Parliament
for Cape Breton South
In office
October 1935 – March 1940
Preceded by Finlay MacDonald
Succeeded by Clarence Gillis
Personal details
Born David James Hartigan
(1887-11-08)8 November 1887
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia
Died 16 January 1952(1952-01-16) (aged 64)
New Waterford, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Caroline Phalen
m. 25 November 1925[1]
Profession physician

David James Hartigan (8 November 1887 – 16 January 1952) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia and became a physician.

Hartigan attended parochial school at North Sydney and high school at Sydney Mines. In 1916, he made an unsuccessful bid for a seat in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Cape Breton South riding in the 1935 general election. After serving one term, the 18th Canadian Parliament, he was defeated by Clarence Gillis of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) in the 1940 election. Hartigan was unsuccessful at unseating Gillis in the 1945 election. He died in 1952.[2]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A.L. (1936). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 
  2. ^ McNeil, M.B. (2007). Early Sullivans of Cape Breton, 1800-1850. M. McNeil. ISBN 9780978313005. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 

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