Thomas Taylor (Canadian politician)

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Thomas Taylor (February 4, 1865 [1] April 26, 1947 [2] ) was a businessman and political figure in British Columbia. He represented West Kootenay-Revelstoke from 1900 to 1903 and Revelstoke from 1903 to 1916 as a Conservative in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

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West Kootenay-Revelstoke was an electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia from 1898 to 1903.

Revelstoke was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of British Columbia. It made its first appearance on the hustings in the election of 1903 and lasted until the 1928 election, after which the revised riding was merged with the Slocan riding to form Revelstoke-Slocan. The riding has since been represented by Shuswap-Revelstoke and is currently represented by Columbia River-Revelstoke.

He was born in London, Ontario, the son of Thomas Taylor and Anne Talbot, and was educated there. Taylor then articled in law in London for two years. In 1885, he moved to Winnipeg and then came to British Columbia in 1888, settling in Revelstoke in 1900. Taylor married Georgie Larson in 1895. [1] He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Public Works [3] from 1908 to 1915 and as Minister of Railways from 1911 to 1915. [4] Taylor was defeated by William Henry Sutherland when he ran for reelection in 1916. [5] He died in Vancouver at the age of 82. [2]

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Revelstoke, British Columbia City in British Columbia, Canada

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Mount Tom Taylor was named in his honour. Taylor had played an important role in the development of Strathcona Provincial Park while serving as Minister of Public Works. [4]

Mount Tom Taylor mountain in Canada

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Strathcona Provincial Park provincial park

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  5. "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2011-07-27.