Thomas Pryde

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Thomas L. Pryde
MPP for Huron
In office
February 18, 1948 January 5, 1958
Preceded by Robert Hobbs Taylor
Succeeded by Charles MacNaughton
Personal details
Born(1888-10-26)October 26, 1888
Largoward, Fife, Scotland
Died January 5, 1958(1958-01-05) (aged 69)
Exeter, Ontario, Canada
Political party Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
Occupation businessman

Thomas Pryde (October 26, 1888 – January 5, 1958) was a Scottish-Canadian politician who was a Member of Provincial Parliament in Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1945 to 1958. He represented the riding of Huron for the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party. [1] He was born in Largoward, Fife, Scotland and was a businessman. He died in office in 1958. [2]

Scottish Canadians are people of Scottish descent or heritage living in Canada. As the third-largest ethnic group in Canada and amongst the first Europeans to settle in the country, Scottish people have made a large impact on Canadian culture since colonial times. According to the 2011 Census of Canada, the number of Canadians claiming full or partial Scottish descent is 4,714,970, or 15.10% of the nation's total population. Prince Edward Island has the highest population of Scottish descendants at 41%.

A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada.

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References

  1. "Thomas Pryde, MPP". Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Retrieved 2015-07-28.
  2. Thomas Pryde: Sat 10 Years In Legislature For Huron The Globe and Mail (1936-Current); Jan 6, 1958; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Globe and Mail pg. 8