John Joseph Hawkins

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John Joseph Hawkins
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bothwell
In office
Preceded by David Mills
Succeeded by David Mills
Personal details
Born 1840
Brantford, Upper Canada
Died June 2, 1916
Political party Liberal-Conservative
Spouse(s) Ellen Harrington

John Joseph Hawkins (1840 – June 2, 1916) was a grocer and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Bothwell in the Canadian House of Commons from 1882 to 1884 as a Liberal-Conservative member.

He was born in Brantford, Upper Canada, the son of John Hawkins and Mary Macdougall, and was educated there. In 1862, Hawkins married Ellen M. Harrington. He served as a member of the first Brantford city council and of the council for Brant County. Hawkins ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Ontario legislative assembly in 1873 and was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1878 federal election. His election in 1882 was overturned after an appeal and David Mills was declared elected in 1884.


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