Thomas Wilson Crothers
|Senator for Ontario, Ontario|
October 3, 1921 –December 10, 1921
|Appointed by||Arthur Meighen|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament |
for Elgin West
|Preceded by||William Jackson|
|Succeeded by||Hugh Cummings McKillop|
|Born||January 1, 1850|
Northport, Canada West
|Died||December 10, 1921 71)(aged|
|Cabinet||Minister of Labour (1911–1918)|
Thomas Wilson Crothers, PC (January 1, 1850 – December 10, 1921) was a Canadian politician.
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