Joseph Willis Margeson
|Joseph Willis Margeson|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Lunenburg County|
|Preceded by||Alfred Clairmonte Zwicker, Charles Uniacke Mader|
|Succeeded by||[[Aubrey Sperry ]], John James Kinley|
April 2, 1880|
Harbourville, Nova Scotia
|Died||October 2, 1925
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Joseph Willis Margeson (April 2, 1880 – October 2, 1925) was an educator, lawyer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1911 to 1917.
Early life and education
He taught school for several years and was also principal of Berwick High School. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in an 1909 by-election. Margeson resigned his seat in December 1917 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons. He was lieutenant in the militia and served as captain and then major overseas in France during World War I. In 1917, Margeson was named president of the Pay and Allowance Board of the Militia Department in Ottawa and he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1918.
Margeson was a director of The News Company, which published the Daily News and Weekly News in Lunenburg. He was a member of the Freemasons and of the Independent Order of Foresters. He died in Halifax.
In 1908, he married Mary Gertrude McIntosh.
- Charlesworth, HW A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons ... (1919) p. 217
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