Thomas Tweed

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Thomas A. Tweed
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MLA for Medicine Hat
In office
1888–1894
Succeeded by Edward Fearon
Personal details
Born(1853-04-14)April 14, 1853
Kingston, Canada West
DiedApril 4, 1906(1906-04-04) (aged 52)
Montreal, Quebec

Thomas Andrew Tweed (April 14, 1853 April 4, 1906) was a merchant and political figure in the Northwest Territories, Canada. He represented Medicine Hat in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories from 1888 to 1894 as a Conservative.

Medicine Hat was a former territorial electoral district in Northwest Territories, Canada. The electoral district was created with the passage of the North-West Representation Act of 1888. The primary population center and the districts name sake was the city of Medicine Hat. The district was abolished in 1905 with the creation of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories, or Legislative Council of the Northwest Territories, is the legislature and the seat of government of Northwest Territories in Canada. It is a unicameral elected body that creates and amends law in the Northwest Territories. Permanently located in Yellowknife since 1993, the assembly was founded in 1870 and became active in 1872 with the first appointments from the Government of Canada.

He was born in Kingston, Canada West, the son of Thomas Tweed and Jane Hiditch, and was educated there. He served in the Red River Expedition of 1870 with Garnet Wolseley. Tweed was employed in cotton mills in Montreal and Cornwall, Ontario, reaching the position of manager. In 1873, he married Helen Sutherland. He went west to Medicine Hat in 1883, where he established a general store in partnership with James Alexander Lougheed. He later established a large ranch in partnership with John Ewart. Tweed served as postmaster for Medicine Hat. He was also president of the Medicine Hat Board of Trade. [1] He served as president of the Northwest Territories Liberal-Conservative Party from 1903 to 1905. Tweed died in Montreal of heart failure at the age of 52.

Kingston, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

Kingston is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It is on the eastern end of Lake Ontario, at the beginning of the St. Lawrence River and at the mouth of the Cataraqui River. The city is midway between Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. The Thousand Islands tourist region is nearby to the east. Kingston is nicknamed the "Limestone City" because of the many heritage buildings constructed using local limestone.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

Cornwall, Ontario City in Ontario, Canada

Cornwall is a city in Eastern Ontario, Canada, and the seat of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Cornwall is Ontario's easternmost city, located on the Saint Lawrence River in the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor along Ontario Highway 401, and is the urban centre for surrounding communities, including Long Sault and Ingleside to the west, Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne to the south, St. Andrew's and Avonmore to the north, and Glen Walter, Martintown, Apple Hill, Williamstown, and Lancaster to the east.

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