William Murray Caldwell

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William Murray Caldwell (May 18, 1832 – September 29, 1870) was a New Brunswick businessman and political figure. He represented Restigouche in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1868 to 1870.[1]

He was born in Douglastown, New Brunswick (now part of Miramichi) in 1832,[1] the son of William Caldwell,[2] was educated at Campbellton and settled in Dalhousie.[3] In 1857, Caldwell married a Miss McGregor.[2] He was a justice in the Court of Common Pleas and served in the local militia. He was elected in an 1868 by-election after John McMillan resigned his seat to accept the post of Inspector of Post Offices.[3] Caldwell died in Dalhousie, New Brunswick[2] in 1870 while still in office.[1]


  1. ^ a b c William Murray Caldwell – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1869)