Frederick M. Pearson

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Frederick M Pearson (February 13, 1827 – 1876) was a Nova Scotia businessman and political figure. He represented Colchester in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1870 to 1874.[1]

He was born in Pictou, Nova Scotia, the son of John Pearson and Esther McElhenny, in 1827. In 1850, he married Eliza Crowe.[2] Pearson operated a business importing and exporting goods, and also built ships at Masstown; he later stopped building ships and moved the importing and exporting business to Truro.[3] He also served as a justice of the peace.[4] He was elected in an 1870 by-election after Adams George Archibald resigned his seat to become Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and the Northwest Territories; he was reelected in 1872.[1]

His son, Benjamin later represented Colchester in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.


  1. ^ a b Frederick M. Pearson – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J. K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ *Marchildon, Gregory P (1987). "Benjamin Franklin Pearson". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2008-10-08. 
  4. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1871)
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Adams George Archibald
Member of Parliament for Colchester
Succeeded by
Thomas McKay