John Fraser (British Columbia politician)

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John A. Fraser
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for Cariboo
In office
Preceded by Harry Jones
John McKay Yorston
Succeeded by John McKay Yorston
Member of Parliament
for Cariboo
In office
October 1925 – October 1935
Preceded by Thomas George McBride
Succeeded by James Gray Turgeon
Personal details
Born John Anderson Fraser
(1866-04-04)4 April 1866
Shakespeare, Canada West
Died 8 May 1960(1960-05-08) (aged 94)
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) 1) Ursule C. C. Smith
m. 19 December 1894
2) Lillian Vaughan
m. 8 September 1915[1]
Profession merchant, teacher

John Anderson Fraser (4 April 1866 – 8 May 1960) was a Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Shakespeare, Canada West and became a merchant and teacher.

He attended the secondary school Stratford Collegiate Institute and became a director of John A. Fraser and Company. He taught schools in Ontario and British Columbia.[1]

Fraser entered provincial politics at the Cariboo riding for the Conservatives in the 1909 British Columbia election, joining fellow Conservative Michael Callanan in the two-member riding. He was re-elected there in 1912. After Cariboo was changed to a single-member riding, Fraser was the sole Conservative candidate in the 1916 provincial election but was defeated by John McKay Yorston of the Liberals.[1]

He was elected to Parliament at the federal Cariboo riding in the 1925 general election then re-elected in 1926 and 1930. Fraser was defeated by James Gray Turgeon of the Liberals in the 1935 federal election.


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, A.L. (1932). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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