James Sutherland (Canadian politician)

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The Hon.
James Sutherland
James Sutherland.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Oxford North
In office
1880–1905
Preceded by Thomas Oliver
Succeeded by George Smith
Personal details
Born (1849-07-17)July 17, 1849
Ancaster Township, Canada West
Died May 3, 1905(1905-05-03) (aged 55)
Political party Liberal
Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio (1899–1902)
Minister of Marine and Fisheries (1902)
Minister of Public Works (1902–1905)
Portfolio Chief Government Whip (1896–1900)
Whip of the Liberal Party (1896–1900)

James Sutherland, PC (July 17, 1849 – May 3, 1905) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Ancaster Township, Canada West, he was a merchant before being elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Oxford North in an 1880 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1882, 1887, 1891, 1896, 1900, and 1904. From 1896 to 1900, he was the Chief Government Whip. He subsequently joined the Cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and was successively Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and Minister of Public Works.

He died in office at the age of 55.

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