Theodore Meighen

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Theodore Meighen
Born October 1905[1]
Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
Died 1979 (aged 73–74)
Allegiance Canada
Service/branch Royal Canadian Artillery.
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Other work lawyer and philanthropist

Theodore Roosevelt O'Neil Meighen (October 1905 – 1979) was a Canadian lawyer and philanthropist. He was the eldest son of former Prime Minister Arthur Meighen and Isabel Cox.


Meighen was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario in 1925, student #1865. He studied law at Université Laval in Quebec City.


He practiced law in Montreal, and became a senior partner in the firm of McMaster Meighen. During World War II, he was based in Halifax, Nova Scotia while serving in the Royal Canadian Artillery. After the war he retired, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

He established the T. R. Meighen Family Foundation in 1969.


Meighen married Peggy deLancey Robinson in 1937. Their children included Michael Meighen, who was later named to the Senate of Canada. Following Theodore Meighen's death, Peggy married Senator Hartland Molson in 1990, and remains the only Canadian ever to have both a son and a husband sitting in the Canadian Senate simultaneously. She died on December 18, 2000 at the age of 85, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Theodore Meighen was also the brother of arts philanthropist Lillian Meighen Wright.

McGill biochemistry Professor Emeritus Edward Arthur Meighen is younger son and brother to Senator Michael Meighen.

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  • 4237 Dr. Adrian Preston & Peter Dennis (Edited) "Swords and Covenants" Rowman And Littlefield, London. Croom Helm. 1976.
  • H16511 Dr. Richard Arthur Preston "To Serve Canada: A History of the Royal Military College of Canada" 1997 Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1969.
  • H16511 Dr. Richard Arthur Preston "Canada's RMC - A History of Royal Military College" Second Edition 1982
  • H16511 Dr. Richard Preston "R.M.C. and Kingston: The effect of imperial and military influences on a Canadian community" 1968 Kingston, Ontario.
  • H1877 R. Guy C. Smith (editor) "As You Were! Ex-Cadets Remember". In 2 Volumes. Volume I: 1876-1918. Volume II: 1919-1984. RMC. Kingston, Ontario. The R.M.C. Club of Canada. 1984