George Alexander Gillespie

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George Alex Gillespie
MPP for Peterborough West
In office
June 29, 1914 – September 23, 1919
Personal details
Born (1872-12-17)December 17, 1872
Toronto, Ontario
Died December 21, 1956(1956-12-21) (aged 84)
Ontario, Canada
Political party Ontario Liberal Party

George Alexander Gillespie (December 17, 1872[1] – December 21, 1956) was a merchant and political figure in Ontario. He represented Peterborough West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1914 to 1919 as a Liberal member.[2]

He was born in Toronto, the son of John L. Gillespie and Margaret Christie. In 1898, he married Elizabeth Loy. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Ontario assembly in 1907.[1] Gillespie was branch manager of Silverwood's Dairy.[3] In 1939, he married Luella Georgia Archer.[4] He died in 1956 and was buried at Keene Upper Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chambers, Ernest J (1916). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1916. 
  2. ^ "George Alex Gillespie, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  3. ^ "George Alexander Gillespie fonds". Peterborough Museum. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  4. ^ "Married in Peterborough". Calgary Herald. December 7, 1939. p. 14. Retrieved 2011-07-06.