Thomas Sutherland Parker

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Thomas Sutherland Parker
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Wellington Centre
In office
1867–1868
Succeeded by James Ross
Personal details
Born (1829-04-03)April 3, 1829
Bradford, Upper Canada
Died October 24, 1868(1868-10-24) (aged 39)
Political party Liberal

Thomas Sutherland Parker (April 3, 1829 – October 24, 1868) was a physician and political figure in Ontario, Canada. He represented Wellington Centre in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1868.[1]

He was born in Bradford in Upper Canada in 1829,[1] the son of Robert Parker. He studied medicine at Victoria College in Cobourg and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia,[2] became a doctor and practised medicine in Guelph. Parker was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada for the North riding of Wellington in 1863.[3] He was elected to the 1st Canadian Parliament in 1867 and died in Guelph in 1868 while still in office, as a result of an accidental fall through a bridge after a visit to a sick child near Rockwood.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas Sutherland Parker – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Our Roots / Nos Racines". 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Our Roots / Nos Racines". 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2018-03-14.