Thomas Wills (politician)

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Thomas Wills
Ontario MPP
In office
1875–1879
Preceded by Ketchum Graham
Succeeded by Alexander Robertson
Constituency Hastings West
Personal details
Born 1826 (1826)
Salisbury, England
Died 1907 (aged 8081)
Hastings, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)Anna Maria Levesconte (m. 1852)

Thomas Wills (1826 1907) was an Ontario political figure. He represented Hastings West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1875 to 1879.

Ontario Province of Canada

Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province accounting for 38.3 percent of the country's population, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto, which is also Ontario's provincial capital.

Hastings West was an electoral riding in Ontario, Canada. It was created in 1867 at the time of confederation. It was abolished in 1966 before the 1967 election.

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He was born in Salisbury, England in 1826 (one source indicates that he was born in Newfoundland) and was educated there. In 1852, he married Anna Maria Levesconte. He served as clerk for Hastings County and was lieutenant-colonel for the local militia. Wills ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in the House of Commons in 1874.

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