Evans Knowles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from John Evans Knowles)
Jump to: navigation, search
John Evans Knowles
Member of Parliament
for Norfolk
In office
10 June 1957 – 17 June 1962
Preceded by Raymond Elmer Anderson
Succeeded by John Roxburgh
Personal details
Born (1914-11-30)30 November 1914
North Walsingham Township, Ontario
Died 18 December 2011(2011-12-18) (aged 97)
Simcoe, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Profession Farmer

John Evans Knowles (30 November 1914 – 18 December 2011) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. Born in North Walsingham Township, Ontario, he was a farmer by career.

He was first elected at the Norfolk riding in the 1957 general election and re-elected for second term in the 1958 election. In the 1962 election, Knowles was defeated by John Roxburgh of the Liberal party. Knowles was also unsuccessful in unseating Roxburgh in the 1963 and 1965 elections.

Knowles remained active in late 2008, providing comment to local media on that year's federal election.[1] He died after a short illness in 2011.[2]


  1. ^ Sonnenberg, Monte (15 October 2008). "Local PCs satisfied with half a loaf". Simcoe Reformer. Retrieved 2009-04-01. 
  2. ^ "Evans Knowles, 97, was MP under Diefenbaker". Brantford Expositor. 20 December 2011. 

External links[edit]