John Angus Kirk

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John Angus Kirk
John Angus Kirk.jpg
Member of Parliament
for Guysborough
In office
1874 – 1878
Preceded by Stewart Campbell
Succeeded by Alfred Ogden
In office
1882 – 1891
Preceded by Alfred Ogden
Succeeded by Duncan Cameron Fraser
Personal details
Born (1837-03-01)March 1, 1837
Glenelg, Nova Scotia
Died September 13, 1910(1910-09-13) (aged 73)
Goshen, Nova Scotia[1]
Political party Liberal
Profession farmer

John Angus Kirk (March 1, 1837 – September 13, 1910) was a Canadian politician and farmer. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Guysborough. He was defeated in 1878 and re-elected in 1882 and 1887.

He was the son of Angus Kirk, of Scottish descent.[2] He was educated in Glenelg and at Saint Francis Xavier University and became a farmer in Guysborough County.[1] Kirk was a councillor for St. Mary's, Nova Scotia and a member of the Canadian military as a Lieutenant-Colonel in the 5th Guysborough Regiment of Militia. He represented Guysborough County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1867 to 1874, when he resigned his seat to run for a seat in the House of Commons.[2]

He was married twice: to Sarah Susannah McLean in 1864 and later married a Miss Henry.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867–1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1887, JA Gemmill

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