Thomas Robert Atkinson

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Thomas Robert Atkinson
Ontario MPP
In office
1911–1919
Preceded by Hugh Paterson Innes
Succeeded by George David Sewell
In office
1905–1908
Preceded by Archibald Little
Succeeded by Hugh Paterson Innes
Constituency Norfolk North
Personal details
Born(1854-08-24)August 24, 1854
Ancaster township
DiedDecember 11, 1921(1921-12-11) (aged 67)
Norfolk, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
Alice Steele(m. 1879)
OccupationLawyer

Thomas Robert Atkinson (August 24, 1854 December 11, 1921) was a lawyer and politician in Ontario, Canada. He represented Norfolk North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1905 to 1908 and from 1911 to 1919 as a Liberal.

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Norfolk North was an electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. It was created in 1867 at the time of confederation and was abolished in 1925 before the 1926 election.

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The son of Thomas Atkinson and Mary Ballantine, he was born in Ancaster township and was educated in Simcoe, at Queen's University and at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 1879, he married Alice Steele. Atkinson served as mayor of Simcoe from 1895 to 1896. [1] He ran unsuccessfully for the Norfolk South seat in the Canadian House of Commons in 1900, losing to David Tisdale. [2] Atkinson was defeated by Hugh Paterson Innes when he ran for reelection to the Ontario assembly in 1908, but he was reelected in 1911 and 1914. [3]

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References

  1. Chambers, Ernest J (1908). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. "Norfolk South, Ontario (1867 - 1904)". History of Federal Ridings since 1867. Parliament of Canada.
  3. Pearce, Bruce M (1924). "Simcoe and Norfolk County".