James Robb (politician)

James Alexander Robb, PC (10 August 1859 November 11, 1929) was a Canadian Member of Parliament and cabinet minister. Robb was a member of the Liberal Party of Canada.

The Hon.

James Alexander Robb
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Huntingdon
In office
Preceded byRobert Nelson Walsh
Succeeded byDistrict was abolished in 1914
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Châteauguay—Huntingdon
In office
Preceded byDistrict was created in 1914
Succeeded byDennis James O'Connor
Personal details
Born(1859-08-10)10 August 1859
Huntingdon, Canada East
Died11 November 1929(1929-11-11) (aged 70)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyLiberal

He served as Liberal Party Whip from 1919 to 1921.

From 5 September 1925 to 28 June 1926 and again from 25 September 1926 until his death, he served as Minister of Finance in the administration of William Lyon Mackenzie King.


  • "James Robb". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
Political offices
Preceded by
Henry Herbert Stevens
Minister of Trade and Commerce
Succeeded by
Thomas Andrew Low
Preceded by
Thomas Andrew Low
Minister of Trade and Commerce (acting)
Succeeded by
Henry Herbert Stevens (acting)

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