William Henry Golding

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William Henry Golding
Member of Parliament
for Huron South
In office
October 1932 – October 1935
Preceded by Thomas McMillan
Succeeded by riding dissolved
Member of Parliament
for Huron—Perth
In office
October 1935 – December 1961
Preceded by riding created
Succeeded by Andrew Young McLean
Personal details
Born William Henry Golding
(1878-04-14)14 April 1878
Hibbert Township, Ontario
Died 31 December 1961(1961-12-31) (aged 83)
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Alena Kenchen
m. 28 January 1913[1]
Profession machinist

William Henry Golding (14 April 1878 – 31 December 1961) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Hibbert Township, Ontario and became a machinist by career.

In 1916, Golding became a municipal councillor in Seaforth, Ontario and continued in that role until he became the town's mayor in 1921. He remained mayor until 1929.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Huron South riding in a by-election on 3 October 1932, then re-elected there in the 1935 federal election. With electoral district changes, he was re-elected at Huron—Perth in 1940 and 1945. He left the House of Commons in June 1949 when he was appointed to the Senate. He remained a Senator until his death on 31 December 1961.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, G. Pierre (1947). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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