|Preceded by||Douglas Cameron|
|Succeeded by||Charles William Jarvis|
|Constituency|| Fort William |
Fort William and Lake of the Woods (1905-1908)
|Born||February 13, 1849|
Fergus, Canada West
|Died||May 20, 1925 76)(aged|
|Relations||Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie, daughter|
Thomas Stuart Traill Smellie (February 13, 1849 – May 20, 1925) was an Ontario physician, merchant and political figure. He represented Fort William and Lake of the Woods (1905-1908) and Fort William (1908-1911) in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member.
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