Thomas Nicholson Gibbs

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The Hon.
Thomas Nicholson Gibbs
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario South
In office
Succeeded by Malcolm Cameron
In office
Preceded by Malcolm Cameron
Succeeded by Francis Wayland Glen
Senator for Newmarket, Ontario
In office
Appointed by John A. Macdonald
Personal details
Born (1821-03-11)March 11, 1821
Terrebonne, Lower Canada
Died April 7, 1883(1883-04-07) (aged 62)
Oshawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal-Conservative
Relations William Henry Gibbs, brother
Cabinet Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs (1873)
Secretary of State for the Provinces (1873)
Minister of Inland Revenue (1873)

Thomas Nicholson Gibbs, PC (March 11, 1821 – April 7, 1883) was a Canadian parliamentarian.

Born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the eldest son of Thomas Gibbs and Caroline Tate, his family moved to Oshawa, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1832. He became one of the most successful business men in Canada.

In 1867, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Ontario South. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in 1872. He was defeated in 1874 but was re-elected in an 1876 by-election. However, he was defeated again in 1878. In 1873, he was the Secretary of State for the Provinces, Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, and the Minister of Inland Revenue.

In 1880, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Newmarket, Ontario. He died in office in 1883.

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