John Rankin (Canadian politician)
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew North
|Succeeded by||Francis Hincks|
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada
|Died||3 September 1900
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|Spouse(s)||Margaret Stuart Johnston|
John Rankin (October 1820 – 3 September 1900) was a hotelier, merchant and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Renfrew North in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1869 as a Conservative.
He was born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of Colin Rankin and Mary Robertson, and was educated in Carleton, Nova Scotia. Rankin later settled in Cobden, Ontario. He married Margaret Johnston. Rankin served six years as reeve of Ross Township. He resigned his seat in the House of Commons in 1869 to allow Francis Hincks to be elected. Rankin was warden of Renfrew County from 1865 to 1866. He served as customs collector for Bowmanville from 1870 to 1895.
He died after a long illness in 1900.
|Canadian federal election, 1867: North riding of Renfrew|
- John Rankin (Canadian politician) – Parliament of Canada biography
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- "Died at an Advanced Age.", '"The Globe, September 4, 1900
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