William Bannerman

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William Bannerman
Member of Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
1878 – 1882
Personal details
Born November 5, 1841
Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland
Died 1914
Political party Conservative
Profession businessman, lumber merchant

William Bannerman (born November 5, 1841, in Kildonan, Sutherland, Scotland[1] – 1914[2]) was a Scottish-born Canadian politician.[1]

The son of Thomas Bannerman and Barbara McCoy, he was educated in Scotland, went to sea as a boy and came to Canada West in 1857. Bannerman worked as a clerk in his uncle's store in McNab Township for seven years. In 1865, he established a lumber company in Renfrew. Bannerman married Isabella Campbell in 1867. He served as reeve of McNab Township for three years.[3]

He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1878 as a Member of the historical Conservative Party to represent the riding of Renfrew South and defeated in 1882. He was also defeated in elections in 1874 and 1875.


  1. ^ a b William Bannerman – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ Phillips, Jim; McMurtry, Roy; Saywell, John T. (2008). Essays in the History of Canadian Law: Volume Ten: A Tribute to Peter Oliver. University of Toronto Press. p. 465. ISBN 0-8020-9911-4. Retrieved 30 September 2009. 
  3. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.