John Dowsley Reid

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The Honourable John Dowsley Reid, PC

John Dowsley Reid, PC (1 January 1859 – 26 August 1929) was a Canadian businessman, physician, and parliamentarian. A Conservative, he was a long-standing Member of Parliament in the House of Commons of Canada for the Ontario Electoral district of Grenville South (named simply Grenville after 1903). He was first elected in the Canadian federal election of 1891 and was re-elected seven more times.

During his years in the House of Commons, he served as a cabinet minister in a variety of posts in the Cabinet of Canada, including:

On 22 September 1921, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the recommendation of Arthur Meighen. He represented the senatorial division of Grenville, Ontario until his death.


  • "John Dowsley Reid". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • John Dowsley Reid – Parliament of Canada biography
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Walter Shanly, Conservative
Member of Parliament for Grenville South
Succeeded by
riding abolished
Preceded by
riding created
Member of Parliament for Grenville
Succeeded by
Arza Casselman, Conservative