James Findlay (MP)

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James Findlay (May 16, 1833 – July 23, 1923) was an Ontario newspaper owner and political figure. He represented Renfrew North in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1873 to 1874.[1]

He was born in Châteauguay in Lower Canada in 1833,[1] the son of Robert Findlay, a Scottish immigrant. He was owner and editor of the Pembroke Observer.[2] Findlay was an unsuccessful candidate for a seat in the House of Commons in an 1869 by-election. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1878 and 1887.[1] Findlay died in Pembroke at the age of 90.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion HJ Morgan (1873)
  3. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.