Thomas Workman (politician)

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Thomas Workman
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montreal Centre
In office
1867–1872
Succeeded by Michael Patrick Ryan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Montreal West
In office
1875–1878
Preceded by Frederick Mackenzie
Succeeded by Matthew Hamilton Gault
Personal details
Born(1813-06-17)June 17, 1813
Ballymacash, Ireland
DiedOctober 9, 1889(1889-10-09) (aged 76)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Liberal

Thomas Workman (June 17, 1813 October 9, 1889) was a Quebec businessman and political figure. He represented Montreal Centre in the 1st Canadian Parliament and Montreal West from 1875 to 1878 as a Liberal member.

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The Dictionary of Canadian Biography is a dictionary of biographical entries for individuals who have contributed to the history of Canada. The DCB, which was initiated in 1959, is a collaboration between the University of Toronto and Laval University. Fifteen volumes have so far been published with more than 8,400 biographies of individuals who died or whose last known activity fell between the years 1000 and 1930. The entire print edition is online, along with some additional biographies to the year 2000.