Henry Broughton Thomson

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Henry Broughton Thomson (July 21, 1870[1] – September 17, 1939[2]) was a Canadian merchant and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Victoria City from 1907 to 1916 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Conservative.

He was born in Newry, County Down, the eldest son of Captain William Thomson and Alice Broughton. He had several brothers, including William Montgomery Thomson; Gwyneth Bebb married another brother, Thomas Weldon Thomson.

He was educated in Bedford, England.[1] Thomson came to British Columbia in 1893.[3] He was a director of Turner, Beeton & Co., of the Colonist Printing & Publishing Co., of the Victoria Transfer Co. Ltd and of the Silicon Brick Lime Co. Ltd.[1] Thomson served as whip for the Conservative Party in the assembly.[4] In 1918, he was named chairman of the Canadian Food Board.[5] Thomson died in Vancouver at the age of 69.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Chambers, Ernest J (1910). Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1910.
  2. ^ a b "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ Parker, C W (1913). Northern who's who; a biographical dictionary of men and women. p. 804. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  4. ^ Scholefield, Ethelbert Olaf Stuart; Howay, Frederic William (1914). British Columbia from the earliest times to the present. Volume III. S.J. Clarke Publishing. p. 435. Retrieved 2011-09-15.
  5. ^ Report of the Canada Food Board. February 11-December 31, 1918. Canadian Department of Agirulture. 1919. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-09-15.