John Richardson (Ontario MPP)

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John Richardson
Member of Provincial Parliament
In office
Preceded by George Byron Smith
Succeeded by Alexander McCowan
Constituency York East
Personal details
Born (1843-04-05)April 5, 1843
Scarborough, Canada West
Died August 26, 1915(1915-08-26) (aged 72)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Residence Toronto
Occupation Farmer

John Richardson (April 5, 1843 – August 26, 1915) was an Ontario farmer and political figure. He represented York East in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1894 to 1904 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Scarborough, Canada West and was educated at Victoria College in Cobourg. Richardson served on the township council for Scarborough from 1876 to 1894, serving as reeve from 1881 to 1894, and also served as warden for York County.

He died in 1915.[1]


  1. ^ "Late John Richardson, Noted County Resident: Clerk of County Court ...", The Globe (1844-1936); Aug 27, 1915; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail (1844-2009) pg. 7
  • A History of Scarborough, ed. Robert R. Bonis (1965)

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