James Armstrong (politician)

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James Armstrong
Member of Parliament
for Middlesex South
In office
1882 – 1893
Preceded by riding created from parts of Middlesex East and Middlesex West
Succeeded by Robert Boston
Personal details
Born March 1, 1830
Queensbury, New Brunswick
Died January 26, 1893
Political party Liberal,Unknown
Profession farmer

James Armstrong (March 1, 1830 in Queensbury, New Brunswick – January 26, 1893) was a Canadian politician and farmer. He ran for election in 1875 and lost. He was elected in 1882 as a Member of the Liberal representing the riding of Middlesex South. He was re-elected in 1887 and 1891. He ran in the federal election of 1875 in the riding of Middlesex East and lost. Armstrong died in office at the age of 62.


He was the son of Thomas Armstrong and Agnes Murray, both immigrants from Roxburghshire, Scotland, and was educated in Middlesex County, Upper Canada. Armstrong was married twice: to Jane Fraser in 1858 and to Annie McCall in 1873. He was president of the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company and a director of the Canadian Saving and Loan Company. Armstrong also served as superintendent of schools, township clerk, reeve for Westminster Township and warden for Middlesex County.[1]