James Sutherland (Canadian politician)

James Sutherland, PC (July 17, 1849 May 3, 1905) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

James Sutherland
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Oxford North
In office
Preceded byThomas Oliver
Succeeded byGeorge Smith
Personal details
Born(1849-07-17)July 17, 1849
Ancaster Township, Canada West
DiedMay 3, 1905(1905-05-03) (aged 55)
Political partyLiberal
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio (18991902)
Minister of Marine and Fisheries (1902)
Minister of Public Works (19021905)
PortfolioChief Government Whip (18961900)
Whip of the Liberal Party (18961900)

Born in Ancaster Township, Canada West, he was a merchant before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Oxford North in an 1880 by-election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1882, 1887, 1891, 1896, 1900, and 1904. From 1896 to 1900, he was the Chief Government Whip. He subsequently joined the Cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and was successively Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and Minister of Public Works.

He died in office at the age of 55.


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