Thomas Power (Newfoundland politician)

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Thomas Joseph Power (December 12, 1886 [1] 1959) was a merchant and politician in Newfoundland. He represented St. George's in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1924 to 1928. [2]

Dominion of Newfoundland UK possession in North America between 1907 and 1949

Newfoundland was a British dominion from 1907 to 1949. The dominion, situated in northeastern North America along the Atlantic coast, comprised the island of Newfoundland as well as Labrador on the continental mainland. Before attaining dominion status, Newfoundland was a British colony, self-governing from 1855.

The son of Michael Power and Margaret Kelly, he was born in St. John's and was educated there. Power worked as a cooper in the family cooperage and then, in 1914, set up a herring packing business and barrel factory at Woods Island, Bay of Islands. [1] He was elected to the Newfoundland assembly in 1924 as a Liberal-Conservative. In 1925, he was named government representative on the board of directors for the Newfoundland Power and Paper Company in Corner Brook. He was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1928. He later managed an insurance agency in St. John's. [2]

St. Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial capital city in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

St. John's is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is on the eastern tip of the Avalon Peninsula on the large Canadian island, Newfoundland. The city spans 446.04 square kilometres (172.22 sq mi) and is North America's easternmost city.

Cooper (profession) maker of staved vessels such as barrels

A cooper is a person trained to make wooden casks, barrels, vats, buckets, tubs, troughs and other staved containers from timber that was usually heated or steamed to make it pliable. Journeymen coopers also traditionally made wooden implements, such as rakes and wooden-bladed shovels. As well as wood, other materials, such as iron, were used in the manufacturing process.

Bay of Islands, Newfoundland and Labrador

The Bay of Islands is an extensive inlet located on the west coast of the island of Newfoundland, in Canada. The Way Office was established on July 1, 1883. The first Waymaster was Thomas Carter. The largest island in the bay is Woods Island. It is surrounded in most directions by the Long Range Mountains and it is directly north of the Lewis Hills.

In 1927, Power married Maude Aylward. [1]

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