David Thompson (December 7, 1836 – April 18, 1886) was a Canadian businessman and political figure. He represented Haldimand in the House of Commons of Canada as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1886.
Haldimand was a federal electoral district in the province of Ontario, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1892 and from 1904 to 1953. It was created by the British North America Act of 1867.
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He was born in Wainfleet Township in Upper Canada in 1836,the son of David Thompson who represented Haldimand in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1841 to 1851. After studying at Upper Canada College, he became a merchant selling flour and grain. Thompson married Elizabeth Stinson in 1858. In 1863, he was elected to the 8th Parliament of the Province of Canada for Haldimand; after Confederation, he was reelected to the House of Commons. He died in Indiana, Ontario while still in office in 1886.
Wainfleet is a rural township in southern Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.
The Province of Upper Canada was a part of British Canada established in 1791 by the Kingdom of Great Britain, to govern the central third of the lands in British North America, formerly part of the Province of Quebec since 1763. Upper Canada included all of modern-day Southern Ontario and all those areas of Northern Ontario in the Pays d'en Haut which had formed part of New France, essentially the watersheds of the Ottawa River or Lakes Huron and Superior, excluding any lands within the watershed of Hudson Bay. The "upper" prefix in the name reflects its geographic position along the Great Lakes, mostly above the headwaters of the Saint Lawrence River, contrasted with Lower Canada to the northeast.
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The property where the mansion built by Thompson's father still stands is now preserved as a National Historic Site of Canada, Ruthven Park.
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