Francis Theodore Frost

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The Hon.
Francis Theodore Frost
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Leeds North and Grenville North
In office
Preceded by Charles Frederick Ferguson
Succeeded by John R. Lavell
Senator for Leeds and Grenville, Ontario
In office
March 12, 1903 – August 25, 1916
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born (1843-12-21)December 21, 1843
Smiths Falls, Canada West
Died August 25, 1916(1916-08-25) (aged 72)
Smiths Falls, Ontario[1]
Political party Liberal

Francis Theodore Frost (December 21, 1843 – August 25, 1916) was a Canadian manufacturer and politician.[2]

Born in Smiths Falls, Canada West,[2] the son of Ebenezer Frost and Caroline Harwood, he was educated in Smiths Falls, Coventry, Vermont and Potsdam, New York. Frost manufactured farm implements in Smith Falls. He was reeve of Smiths Falls from 1876 to 1883 and became the town's first mayor in 1883. Frost also served as warden for Lanark County. In 1868, he married Maria E. Powell.[1]

Frost was defeated three times (in the 1878, 1882, and 1891 elections) before being elected to the Canadian House of Commons in the 1896 federal election in the Ontario riding of Leeds North and Grenville North. A Liberal, he was defeated in the 1900 federal election. He was summoned to the Canadian Senate in 1903 and represented the senatorial division of Leeds and Grenville, Ontario.[2] He died in office in 1916.


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c Francis Theodore Frost – Parliament of Canada biography