John Alexander Catherwood

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John A. Catherwood
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
Preceded by John Oliver
Succeeded by Nelson Seymour Lougheed
Constituency Dewdney
Personal details
Born (1857-10-26)October 26, 1857
Bolton Village, Ontario
Died December 21, 1940(1940-12-21) (aged 83)
Mission, British Columbia
Political party British Columbia Conservative Party
Spouse(s) Edith Margaret Solloway
Residence Mission, British Columbia
Occupation fruit grower, beekeeper

John Alexander Catherwood (October 26, 1857 – December 21, 1940) was a fruit grower, bee keeper and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Dewdney from 1920 to 1928 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Conservative.

He was born in Bolton Village, Ontario in 1857,[1] the son of Thomas Catherwood and Ann Abercrombie, and was educated in Caledonia. In 1886, Catherwood married Edith Margaret Solloway. He was reeve of Mission, British Columbia for 17 years.[1] Catherwood was unseated in February 1925 by a decision of the B.C. Supreme Court after a recount reduced his majority in the election to 5; he was reinstated in June 1925.[2] He died in Mission City at the age of 83 in 1940.[3]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A L (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1926. 
  2. ^ "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27. 
  3. ^ "Vital Event Death Registration". BC Archives. Retrieved 2011-10-27.