John Tolmie

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John Tolmie
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bruce West
In office
Preceded by James Rowand
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1903
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Bruce North
In office
Preceded by Leonard Thomas Bland
Succeeded by Hugh Clark
Personal details
Born (1845-08-30)August 30, 1845
Balgowan, Inverness-shire, Scotland
Died February 10, 1916(1916-02-10) (aged 70)
Political party Liberal

John Tolmie (August 30, 1845 – February 10, 1916) was a Canadian politician.[1]

Born in Inverness-shire, Scotland,[1] the son of Alexander Tolmie and Mary Fraser,[2] he emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1868 and settled in Bruce Township, Ontario.[3] A salt manufacturer in Kincardine, Ontario,[2] he was Reeve of Bruce Township for four years, Deputy-Reeve of Kincardine for one year, and for two years Mayor of Kincardine.[3] In 1883, Tolmie married Maggie H. Paterson.[2] He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Bruce West in 1896. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1900 but did not run in 1904. He was elected in a 1906 by-election for Bruce North after the death of the sitting MP and was re-elected in 1908. He was defeated in 1911.[1] Tolmie died in Kincardine at the age of 70.[2]


  1. ^ a b c John Tolmie – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c d Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ a b Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, eighth Parliament of Canada, elected June 23, 1896 (1898)