Hugh Finlayson

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Hugh Finlayson
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Ontario MPP
In office
1867–1879
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by James Young
Constituency Brant North
Personal details
Born (1810-12-12)December 12, 1810
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died June 3, 1889(1889-06-03) (aged 78)
Paris, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Mary Dennis (m. 1897)
Occupation Businessman

Hugh Finlayson (December 12, 1810 – June 3, 1889) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Brant North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1879.

He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1810 and came to North America in 1832. He originally arrived at New York City, made his way to Brantford in Upper Canada in 1835 and settled in Paris, Ontario. He worked as a saddle and harness maker and also operated a tannery. He served as mayor of Paris in 1858 and represented East Brant in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1858 to 1861. In 1867, he was elected to the Ontario legislative assembly. He died in Paris in 1889.

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