William Smith (Canadian politician)

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The Hon.
William Smith
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario South
In office
Preceded by Francis Wayland Glen
Succeeded by James Ironside Davidson
In office
Preceded by James Ironside Davidson
Succeeded by Leonard Burnett
In office
Preceded by Frederick Luther Fowke
Succeeded by Lawson Omar Clifford
Personal details
Born (1847-11-16)November 16, 1847
Columbus, Canada West
Died January 22, 1931(1931-01-22) (aged 83)
Political party Conservative

William Smith, PC (November 16, 1847 – January 22, 1931) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Columbus, Canada West, the son of William Smith and Elizabeth Laing, Smith received his early education in the public schools of Columbus after which he continued his studies in Upper Canada College. An agriculturist, Smith was deputy reeve and afterwards reeve of the township of East Whitby. He was also trustee of Columbus School Board for twenty years. He was the Conservative member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1887–1891, 1892–1896, and 1911-1921.[1]


This article incorporates text from the The Canadian album: men of Canada, Vol. 4, a publication now in the public domain.