Joshua Hinchcliffe

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Joshua Hinchcliffe (May 24, 1870[1] – 1954) was an English-born Anglican clergyman and political figure in British Columbia. He represented Victoria City in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia from 1920 to 1933 as a Conservative.

He was born in Bradford, the son of Thomas Hinchcliffe and Mary H. Gibbons, and came to Canada in 1890. He was educated at St. John's College in Winnipeg.[1] Hinchcliffe was named the first rector of St. Luke's Anglican Church in Red Deer, Alberta in 1899. He was also an architect, master stonemason and carpenter; he drew up plans for the church and supervised most of the construction.[2] Hinchcliffe was married twice: first to Mary A. Mason in 1890 and then to Jessie H. Tilston in 1916. He served as a chaplain in the Canadian Expeditionary Force.[1] Hinchcliffe was Minister of Education[3] and later Minister of Lands[4] in the provincial cabinet. He died in 1954.[5]


  1. ^ a b c Normandin, A L (1926). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 1926. 
  2. ^ "Historic St. Luke's". Red Deer Advocate. July 29, 2009. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Measure Introduced to Aid Dependents Great War Veterans". Calgary Herald. January 31, 1930. p. 2. Retrieved 2011-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Forest Service History". Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. Retrieved 2011-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Log house, Pincher Creek, Alberta". Glenbow Museum. Retrieved 2011-10-27.