James William Baskin

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James William Baskin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
1957 – 1963
Preceded by James Joseph McCann
Succeeded by John James Greene
Personal details
Born (1920-01-04)January 4, 1920
Norwood, Ontario
Died January 8, 1999(1999-01-08) (aged 79)
Nationality Canadian
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation businessman, lumberman

James William Baskin (January 4, 1920 in Norwood, Ontario, Canada – January 8, 1999) was a Canadian politician, businessman and lumberman. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party to represent the riding of Renfrew South in the 1957 federal election. He was re-elected in 1958 and 1962.

The son of James Robert Baskin and Ethel Gill, he was educated in Norwood. In 1940, he married Gladys L. Scott. Baskin operated a wholesale lumber business in Renfrew.[1]

He lost in the elections of 1963, 1965 and 1968, the latter in which he was a candidate for the riding of Lanark and Renfrew. Prior to his federal political experience, he served in World War II in the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years.


  1. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.