Thomas Sanders (politician)

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Thomas Sanders
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Huntingdon
In office
1871–1874
Preceded by William Cantwell
Succeeded by Alexander Cameron
Personal details
Born(1836-07-04)July 4, 1836
Havelock, Quebec
Died March 21, 1874(1874-03-21) (aged 37)
Havelock, Quebec
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Andrian McNaughton

Thomas Sanders (July 4, 1836 – March 21, 1874) was a Canadian merchant and political figure in Quebec. He represented Huntingdon in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1871 to 1874 as a Conservative.

Quebec Province of Canada

Quebec is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is bordered to the west by the province of Ontario and the bodies of water James Bay and Hudson Bay; to the north by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay; to the east by the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the province of Newfoundland and Labrador; and to the south by the province of New Brunswick and the U.S. states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York. It also shares maritime borders with Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Quebec is Canada's largest province by area and its second-largest administrative division; only the territory of Nunavut is larger. It is historically and politically considered to be part of Central Canada.

The Legislative Assembly of Quebec was the name of the lower house of Quebec's legislature until December 31, 1968, when it was renamed the National Assembly of Quebec. At the same time, the upper house of the legislature, the Legislative Council, was abolished. Both were initially created by the Constitutional Act of 1791.

The Conservative Party of Quebec was a political party in Quebec, Canada, from 1867 until 1936, when it merged with members of the Action libérale nationale to form the Union Nationale.

He was born in Covey Hill, Lower Canada and was educated there. Sanders was a captain in the local militia. In 1868, he married Andrian McNaughton. He served as mayor of Havelock. Sanders died in office at Havelock at the age of 37.

Havelock, Quebec Township municipality in Quebec, Canada

For other places with the same name, see Havelock (disambiguation)

Lower Canada 19th century British colony in present-day Quebec

The Province of Lower Canada was a British colony on the lower Saint Lawrence River and the shores of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence (1791–1841). It covered the southern portion of the current-day Province of Quebec, Canada, and the Labrador region of the modern-day Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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National Assembly of Quebec single house of the Legislature of Quebec

The National Assembly of Quebec is the legislative body of the province of Quebec in Canada. Legislators are called MNAs. The Queen in Right of Quebec, represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Quebec and the National Assembly compose the Legislature of Quebec, which operates in a fashion similar to those of other Westminster-style parliamentary systems.