James Harshaw Fraser

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James Harshaw Fraser
Source: Library and Archives Canada

James Harshaw Fraser (1841 – July 28, 1899) was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario. He represented London in the Canadian House of Commons from 1875 to 1878 as a Liberal-Conservative member.[1]

He was born in Westminster, Canada West,[1] the son of a Major Fraser, and was educated in London. He studied law with William Elliott, who later became a judge, and was called to the bar in 1867. Fraser married Sophia Robinson Elliott.[2] He practised law in London, Ontario.[3] He was first elected in an 1875 by-election held after John Walker was unseated.[1] Fraser died in Gravenhurst at the age of .[3]

His son William Elliot Fraser died while serving as a surgeon in the merchant navy during World War II and is buried in Northern Ireland.[4]


  1. ^ a b c James Harshaw Fraser – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion for 1876 HJ Morgan
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  4. ^ Fraser, William Elliot, The War Graves Photographic Project