George Perry Graham

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The Right Hon.

George Perry Graham
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Senator for Eganville, Ontario
In office
1926–1943
Appointed byWilliam Lyon Mackenzie King
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Essex South
In office
1921–1925
Preceded byJohn Wesley Brien
Succeeded byEccles James Gott
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
1912–1917
Preceded byThomas Andrew Low
Succeeded byIsaac Ellis Pedlow
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brockville
In office
1907–1911
Preceded byDaniel Derbyshire
Succeeded byJohn Webster
Ontario MPP
In office
1898–1907
Preceded byGeorge Augustus Dana
Succeeded byAlbert Edward Donovan
ConstituencyBrockville
Personal details
Born(1859-03-31)March 31, 1859
Eganville, Canada West
DiedJanuary 1, 1943(1943-01-01) (aged 83)
Political partyLiberal
Other political
affiliations
Ontario Liberal Party

George Perry Graham, PC (31 March 1859 – 1 January 1943) was a journalist, editor and politician in Ontario, Canada.

In the 1898 Ontario provincial election, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and re-elected in 1902 and 1905. In 1904, he was appointed to the cabinet as Provincial Secretary by Premier George William Ross and served in that position until the Ross government lost the election of 1905.

When Ross resigned as leader of the Ontario Liberal Party in 1907, Graham briefly succeeded him, but quickly left later that year for federal politics when he was appointed Minister of Railway and Canals in the Liberal government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.

Ross won a seat in the House of Commons of Canada in a by-election in 1907. He was defeated in the 1911 federal election that brought Robert Borden's Conservatives to power, but returned to the House of Commons in a 1912 by-election. He did not run in the 1917 election, but then was elected in Essex South in 1921.

In 1921, he served in a number of defence portfolios (Minister of Defence from January 1 to April 27, 1923) and in the Cabinet of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He lost his seat in the 1925 federal election, but was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1926, and sat in that body until his death in 1943.

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Party political offices
Preceded by
Sir George William Ross
Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party
1907
Succeeded by
Alexander Grant MacKay