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|Born||11 December 1838|
Westminster Township, Upper Canada
|Died||27 April 1915 (aged 76)|
|Spouse(s)||Catherine Maria Biddulph|
|Relatives||John Kinder Labatt, father|
John Labatt (11 December 1838 – 27 April 1915) was a Canadian businessman and brewer.
Life and career
Labatt was born in Westminster Township, near London, Upper Canada, and was the son of Eliza (Kell), from Bradford, England, and John Kinder Labatt, who came from Ireland and was the founder of the Labatt Brewing Company. He attended Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, graduating in 1896.
When his father died in 1866, Labatt assumed control of the company. Under his supervision, it grew to be the largest brewery in Canada. Following his death, the company was controlled by a trust operated by his nine children, although his sons John Sackville Labatt and Hugh Francis Labatt assumed managerial control.