William Henry Dennis

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William Henry Dennis
Member of the Senate of Canada for Halifax, Nova Scotia division
In office
3 February 1932 – 18 January 1954
Personal details
Born William Henry Dennis
(1887-03-31)31 March 1887
Colchester County, Nova Scotia
Died 18 January 1954(1954-01-18) (aged 66)
Ottawa, Ontario[2]
Political party Conservative
Progressive Conservative
Spouse(s) Hilda Wood
Residence Halifax, Nova Scotia
Profession printer, publisher

William Henry Dennis (31 March 1887 – 18 January 1954) was a Conservative and Progressive Conservative party member of the Senate of Canada. He was born in Colchester County, Nova Scotia and became a printer and publisher.


The son of Henry Parnell Dennis, he was educated in Colchester County and entered work as an apprentice printer in Halifax. Dennis married Hilda Wood in 1914.[2] He became publisher of the Halifax Herald in 1920 after the death of William Dennis.[1] Dennis was also a director for the Nova Scotia Trust Company.[2]

He was appointed to the Senate for the Halifax, Nova Scotia division on 3 February 1932 nomination by Prime Minister R. B. Bennett. Dennis remained in that role until his death on 18 January 1954.


  1. ^ a b "About Us". The Chronicle Herald. Retrieved 2009-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 

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