Joshua Spencer Thompson

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Joshua Spencer Thompson
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cariboo District
Preceded by District created in 1871
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cariboo
In office
Succeeded by James Reid
Personal details
Born 1828
Belfast, Ireland
Died December 20, 1880
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Liberal-Conservative

Joshua Spencer Thompson (1828 – December 20, 1880) was a Canadian journalist and politician.[1]

Born in Belfast, Ireland, Thompson emigrated to British Columbia in 1858. Thompson was a journalist and accountant prior to becoming an MP. A Liberal-Conservative, Thompson sat in the 1st Canadian Parliament as a Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons following his acclamation as member for Cariboo in the special byelection held in 1871 after British Columbia's entry into Confederation.[2] His only actual electoral race was in the 1874 election; in the 1878 election he was acclaimed again and did not seek a further term in office after that.[1] Thompson died in Victoria, British Columbia.[2]