William Henry Sharpe

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The Hon.
William Henry Sharpe
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lisgar
In office
1908–1916
Preceded by Thomas Greenway
Succeeded by Ferris Bolton
Senator for Manitou, Manitoba
In office
1916–1942
Appointed by Robert Laird Borden
Personal details
Born (1868-04-19)April 19, 1868
Scott Township, Ontario
Died April 19, 1942(1942-04-19) (aged 74)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Relations Samuel Simpson Sharpe, brother

William Henry Sharpe (April 19, 1868 – April 19, 1942) was a merchant and political figure in Manitoba, Canada. He represented Lisgar in the Canadian House of Commons from 1908 to 1915 as a Conservative. Sharpe sat for Manitou division in the Senate of Canada from 1916 to 1942.[1]

He was born in Scott Township, Ontario, the son of George Sharpe and Mary Ann Simpson, and was educated in Uxbridge and Belleville. He established himself as a merchant in Manitou, Manitoba. He was married twice: to Cora A. Breston in 1891 and to Ida J. Armstrong in 1900. Sharpe raised the 184th Battalion, CEF that served overseas during World War I, serving as lieutenant-colonel. He was a member of the city council for Manitou from 1901 to 1907 and was mayor in 1908. He resigned his seat in the House of Commons in 1915 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly. He died in office in Ottawa at the age of 74.[2]

His brother Samuel Simpson also served in the House of Commons.

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