Thomas Andrew Low

Thomas Andrew Low, PC (March 12, 1871 February 9, 1931) was a Canadian industrialist and politician.[2]

The Hon.

Thomas Andrew Low
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Renfrew South
In office
Preceded byAaron Abel Wright
Succeeded byGeorge Perry Graham
In office
Preceded byIsaac Ellis Pedlow
Succeeded byMartin James Maloney
Personal details
Born(1871-03-12)March 12, 1871
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
DiedFebruary 9, 1931(1931-02-09) (aged 59)
Renfrew, Ontario, Canada[1]
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio (1921–1923)
Minister of Trade and Commerce (1923–1925)

Born in Quebec City, Quebec,[2] the son of Alexander George Low and Margaret Henderson, he was educated in Pembroke, Ontario and became a manufacturer in Renfrew. Low was president of Renfrew Flour Mills, Renfrew Electric Products, the Renfrew Refrigerator Company, the Renfrew Manufacturing Company and the British Canadian Export Company. In 1904, he married Mary G. Dean.[1] He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the Ontario riding of Renfrew South in the 1908 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1911 but resigned shortly afterward. He ran again in the 1921 election and was re-elected. He was defeated in the 1925 election and again in the 1930 election. From 1921 to 1923, he was a Minister without Portfolio. From 1923 to 1925, he was the Minister of Trade and Commerce.[2]


  1. Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. Thomas Andrew Low – Parliament of Canada biography

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