Thomas Wakem Caldwell

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Thomas Wakem Caldwell
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Victoria—Carleton
In office
1919–1925
Personal details
BornMay 2, 1867
Florenceville, New Brunswick
DiedMarch 14, 1937
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political party United Farmers
Progressive Party
Spouse(s)Annie Abeldt
Melissa Haladay
OccupationFarmer

Thomas Wakem Caldwell (May 2, 1867 March 14, 1937) was a farmer and political figure in New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Victoria—Carleton in the House of Commons of Canada from 1919 to 1925 as a United Farmers then Progressive Party Member of Parliament. [1]

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Biography

He was born in Florenceville, New Brunswick, the son of Andrew Cunningham Caldwell and Margaret Wakem, and, after completing his education, became a farmer there. Caldwell was married twice: to Annie Abeldt in 1892 and later to Melissa Haladay. He was president of the United Farmers of New Brunswick and served on the executive board of the Farmer's Co-operative Company of New Brunswick. Caldwell was first elected to the House of Commons in a 1919 by-election held after Frank Broadstreet Carvell was named chairman of the Board of Railway Commissioners. He was defeated when he ran for re-election in 1925. Caldwell went to England as a farm delegate to protest an embargo on Canadian potatoes. He died in Ottawa at the age of 69. [2]

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References

  1. Thomas Wakem Caldwell – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.