Rufus Henry Pope

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The Hon.
Rufus Henry Pope
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Senator for Bedford, Quebec
In office
November 14, 1911 – May 16, 1944
Appointed by Robert Borden
Preceded by George Barnard Baker
Succeeded by Jacob Nicol
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Compton
In office
1889–1904
Preceded by John Henry Pope
Succeeded by Aylmer Byron Hunt
Personal details
Born (1857-09-13)September 13, 1857
Cookshire, Canada East
Died May 16, 1944(1944-05-16) (aged 86)
Political party Conservative
Relations John Henry Pope, father

Rufus Henry Pope (September 13, 1857 – May 16, 1944) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Cookshire, Canada East, the son of John Henry Pope, Pope was educated at the Cookshire Academy, Sherbrooke High School and McGill College Law School. He was a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred cattle. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Compton in an 1889 by-election called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1891, 1896, and 1900. He was defeated in 1904, in a 1906 by-election, and in 1908. He was called to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Bedford, Quebec on the advice of Robert Borden in 1911. He served until his death in 1944.

References[edit]

  • Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, eighth Parliament of Canada, elected June 23, 1896. 1898.
  • Rufus Henry Pope – Parliament of Canada biography