John Harrison (Canadian politician)

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John Harrison
Member of Parliament
for Meadow Lake
In office
June 1949 – March 1958
Preceded by riding created
Succeeded by Bert Cadieu
Personal details
Born John Hornby Harrison
(1908-05-23)23 May 1908
Bradford, England
Died 24 September 1964(1964-09-24) (aged 56)
Green Lake, Saskatchewan
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Margaret F. Thomas[1][2]
Profession agent, merchant, trader

John Hornby Harrison (23 May 1908 – 24 September 1964) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons.

He was born in Bradford, England, to May (Smith) and W. H. Harrison.[2] He moved to Canada when he was thirteen, and became an agent, merchant and trader by career.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Meadow Lake riding in the 1949 general election after an unsuccessful bid for the North Battleford riding in the 1945 election. Harrison was re-elected at Meadow Lake for successive terms in 1949, 1953 and 1957. Harrison was defeated in 1958 by Bert Cadieu of the Progressive Conservative party. He was also unsuccessful in unseating Cadieu in the 1963 election.

His son-in-law was Premier of Nova Scotia Gerald Regan, and his grandchildren are journalist Nancy Regan, politician Geoff Regan, and actress Laura Regan.[3]


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