John Stanfield

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The Hon.
John Stanfield
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Colchester
In office
Preceded by Frederick Andrew Laurence
Succeeded by Fleming Blanchard McCurdy
Senator for Colchester, Nova Scotia
In office
Appointed by Arthur Meighen
Personal details
Born (1868-05-18)May 18, 1868
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Died January 22, 1934(1934-01-22) (aged 65)
Truro, Nova Scotia
Political party Conservative

John Stanfield (May 18, 1868 – January 22, 1934) was an industrialist and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Colchester in the House of Commons of Canada from 1907 to 1917 as a Conservative member and served as Chief Government Whip from 1911 to 1917 when he retired from the House of Commons.

Stanfield sat for Colchester division in the Senate of Canada from 1921 to 1934.

He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the son of Charles E. Stanfield and Lydia Dawson. The family moved to Truro, Nova Scotia while Stanfield was still young. With his brother Frank, he took over the operation of his father's woollen mills in 1896; the company was incorporated as Stanfield's Limited in 1906.[1] In 1902, he married Sadie Yorston.[2] Stanfield served as government whip from 1911 to 1917. He was lieutenant in the Colchester and Hants Rifle Corps Reserve and took a battalion overseas during World War I. Stanfield died in office at the age of 65 in Truro.[2]


  1. ^ About Us, Stanfield’s Limited
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.