Henry Herbert Horsey

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The Hon.
Henry Herbert Horsey
Senator for Prince Edward, Ontario
In office
Appointed by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Personal details
Born (1871-05-31)May 31, 1871
Kingston, Ontario
Died January 6, 1942(1942-01-06) (aged 70)
Kingston, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Relations Edward Henry Horsey, brother
Alma mater Queen's University
Committees Chair, Special Committee on Sealing and Fisheries in Pacific Waters (1934)

Henry Herbert Horsey (May 31, 1871 – January 6, 1942) was a Canadian athlete, businessman and Senator.[1]

Born in Kingston, Ontario,[1] the son of Henry Hodge Horsey and Amey Ann Rose,[2] Horsey attended Queen's University at Kingston, Ontario where he was noted as a scholar and athlete as a member of the school's championship rugby teams.[3][4] He went into business in Ottawa. In 1896, he married Florence Cook.[2]

A friend of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, he was defeated in three attempts to win election to the Canadian House of Commons. He was a Laurier Liberal candidate in Prince Edward during the 1917 federal election and a Liberal candidate in 1921 and again in 1926, the last time in Prince Edward—Lennox.[1]

He was appointed to the Canadian Senate in 1928 by William Lyon Mackenzie King.[3]

In his professional life, Horsey was active in the insurance and brokerage business and toured East Asia for his company.[3][4] He was also a director of Ottawa Light, Heat and Power Company and the Ottawa Electric Railway Company. Horsey died in Kingston at the age of 70.[2]

His brother Edward Henry served in the House of Commons.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Parliamentary biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sen. H. Horsey, Noted Scholar, Athlete, Dies", Globe and Mail, January 7, 1942
  4. ^ a b "Senator H. Horsey Dies In Kingston", Toronto Daily Star, January 7, 1942

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