Lyman Melvin Jones

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Sir Lyman Melvin Jones
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Senator for Toronto, Ontario
In office
21 January 1901 15 April 1917
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba for Winnipeg North
In office
1888–1892
9th Mayor of Winnipeg
In office
1887–1888
Preceded by Henry Shaver Westbrook
Succeeded by Thomas Ryan
Personal details
Born(1843-09-21)21 September 1843
Whitchurch Township, Upper Canada
Died15 April 1917(1917-04-15) (aged 73)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Liberal

Sir Lyman Melvin Jones (21 September 1843 – 15 April 1917) was a Canadian businessman and politician.

Born into a farming family near Whitchurch, Upper Canada, Jones settled as a young man in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he was the representative of A. Harris, Son and Company of Brantford. Following the merger of the Massey Manufacturing Co. and Harris's company, Jones became, in 1891, the general manager of the newly formed Massey-Harris Company based in Toronto, Ontario. On 21 January 1901, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the recommendation of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and represented the senatorial division of Toronto, Ontario, as a Liberal until his death.

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