George Perry Graham

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The Right Hon.
George Perry Graham
George Perry Graham.jpg
Senator for Eganville, Ontario
In office
1926–1943
Appointed by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Essex South
In office
1921–1925
Preceded by John Wesley Brien
Succeeded by Eccles James Gott
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
1912–1917
Preceded by Thomas Andrew Low
Succeeded by Isaac Ellis Pedlow
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Brockville
In office
1907–1911
Preceded by Daniel Derbyshire
Succeeded by John Webster
Ontario MPP
In office
1898–1907
Preceded by George Augustus Dana
Succeeded by Albert Edward Donovan
Constituency Brockville
Personal details
Born (1859-03-31)March 31, 1859
Eganville, Canada West
Died January 1, 1943(1943-01-01) (aged 83)
Political party Liberal
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 Canadian House of Commons 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.

In 1921, he served in a number of defence portfolios in the Cabinet of William Lyon Mackenzie King. He lost his seat in the 1925 federal election, but was appointed to the Canadian Senate 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