John Best (Canadian politician)

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John Best
John Best.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Dufferin
In office
1909 – 1921
Preceded by John Barr
Succeeded by Robert John Woods
Personal details
Born 11 July 1861
Geelong, Australia
Died 7 June 1923 (aged 62)
Nationality Australian
Political party Conservative Party (1909–1917)
Unionist Party (1917–1921)
Conservative Party (1921–)
Occupation farmer

John Best (11 July 1861 in Geelong, Australia – 7 June 1923)[1] was an Australian-born politician in Canada. He was acclaimed to the Canadian House of Commons, after the death of his predecessor John Barr, on 22 December 1909, as a member of the Conservative Party to represent the riding of Dufferin. He was re-elected in the 1911 election and was re-elected as a Unionist in 1917 then defeated in the 1921 election as a Conservative.


  1. ^ John Best, Retrieved 7 November 2012