Victor Albert Sinclair

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Victor Albert Sinclair (May 18, 1872[1] –-March 17, 1944[2]) was a lawyer and political figure in Ontario. He represented Oxford South in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1914 to 1919 as a Conservative member.[3]

He was born in Tillsonburg, the son of Dr. Lachlin C. Sinclair and Roxiliana Norman, and was educated in Tillsonburg, at the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the bar in 1896 and entered practice in Tillsonburg. Sinclair served on the town council for Tillsonburg and served two years as mayor. He also served as high school trustee from 1910 to 1919. In 1901, he married Gertrude L. Draper. Sinclair served as president of the Tilsonburg Horticultural Club. He was also vice-president of the Tilsonburg Shoe Company.[1] He later served as chairman of the Worker's Compensation Board of Ontario[4] from 1925 to 1934 when he was removed from office by Mitchell Hepburn.[5] He was an insurance lawyer in Toronto from 1935 until his death in March 1944.


  1. ^ a b Charlesworth, Hector W (1919). "A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons distinguished in the professional, military and political life and the commerce and industry of Canada, in the twentieth century". Toronto: Hunter Rose. p. 94. 
  2. ^ University of Toronto Monthly, 1943/44, 220
  3. ^ "Victor Albert Sinclair, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 2011-06-21. 
  4. ^ Levi, Charles Morden (2003). Comings and goings: university students in Canadian society, 1854-1973. McGill-Queen's Press. p. 40. ISBN 0-7735-2442-8. 
  5. ^ Journals of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario from 20 February to 18 April 1935