William Wright (Canadian politician)

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William Wright
William Wright.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Muskoka
In office
Succeeded by Peter McGibbon
Personal details
Born (1853-10-29)October 29, 1853
Egremont Township, Grey County, Canada West
Died January 3, 1926(1926-01-03) (aged 72)
Political party Conservative
Occupation Blacksmith, merchant

William Wright (October 29, 1853 – January 3, 1926) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Egremont Township, Grey County, Canada West, the son of David Wright, Irish, and his wife, Susanna Foster, English, Wright was educated in the Public School of Egremont. He was a blacksmith, general merchant, and a general agent. He was Councillor and Reeve of the Township of Chaffey, also Councillor and Reeve of the Town of Huntsville, Ontario. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Muskoka in the 1904 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1908 and 1911.

A Methodist, he married Mary Elizabeth Quirt on October 23, 1878.


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