Duncan Graham (Canadian politician)

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Duncan Graham
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario North
In office
Preceded by John Alexander McGillivray
Succeeded by Angus McLeod
Personal details
Born (1845-10-05)October 5, 1845
Mara Township, Canada West
Died February 7, 1934(1934-02-07) (aged 88)
Thorah Township, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Political party Independent Liberal
Occupation farmer

Duncan Graham (October 5, 1845 – February 7, 1934) was a Canadian politician and farmer.

He was born in the township of Mara, Ontario County, Canada West, the grandson of early settlers from Scotland. A farmer, Graham was involved in local politics serving as a councillor and then deputy reeve and reeve of Mara Township. In 1896 he was Warden of Ontario County.[1]

Graham first ran a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1896 federal election as a candidate for the Patrons of Industry, a left-wing farmers' party, in the riding of Ontario North. He was defeated by a single vote by Conservative John Alexander McGillivray but the election was overturned and Graham won the February 4, 1897 by-election held in the riding and sat in parliament as an Independent Liberal. He was defeated in the 1900 federal election.

Duncan Graham died in 1934. He was buried with his parents.[2]

Electoral history[edit]

Canadian federal election, 1896
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative John Alexander McGillivray 2,328
Patrons of Industry Duncan Graham 2,327
By-election on election being declared void, 4 February 1897
Party Candidate Votes
Independent Duncan Graham 2,414
Conservative Angus McLeod 2,397
Canadian federal election, 1900
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Angus McLeod 2,357
Independent Duncan Graham 1,839


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