Harold Despard Twigg

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Harold Despard Twigg (April 5, 1876[1] – November 12, 1946[2]) was an Irish-born lawyer, life insurance agent and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Victoria City in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1928 to 1933 as a Conservative.

He was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, the son of William Twigg and the former Miss Smith, and came to Canada in 1899.[1] He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1903 and set up practice in Victoria.[3] In 1911, Twigg married Marguerite J. Little. Twigg served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I, achieving the rank of Captain. He was a director for the Victoria Chamber of Commerce.[1] He died in Victoria at the age of 70.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, A L (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1926. 
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ Parker, C W (1916). Northern who's who; a biographical dictionary of men and women. Volume 1. p. 820. Retrieved 2011-10-28.