Thomas Nicholson Gibbs

Thomas Nicholson Gibbs, PC (March 11, 1821 April 7, 1883) was a Canadian parliamentarian.

The Hon.

Thomas Nicholson Gibbs
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Ontario South
In office
Succeeded byMalcolm Cameron
In office
Preceded byMalcolm Cameron
Succeeded byFrancis Wayland Glen
Senator for Newmarket, Ontario
In office
Appointed byJohn A. Macdonald
Personal details
Born(1821-03-11)March 11, 1821
Terrebonne, Lower Canada
DiedApril 7, 1883(1883-04-07) (aged 62)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal-Conservative
RelationsWilliam Henry Gibbs, brother
CabinetSuperintendent-General of Indian Affairs (1873)
Secretary of State for the Provinces (1873)
Minister of Inland Revenue (1873)

Born in Terrebonne, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the eldest son of Thomas Gibbs and Caroline Tate, his family moved to Oshawa, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1832. He became one of the most successful business men in Canada.

In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Ontario South. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in 1872. He was defeated in 1874 but was re-elected in an 1876 by-election. However, he was defeated again in 1878. In 1873, he was the Secretary of State for the Provinces, Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, and the Minister of Inland Revenue.

In 1880, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Newmarket, Ontario. He died in office in 1883.

  • "Thomas Nicholson Gibbs". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • Thomas Nicholson Gibbs – Parliament of Canada biography
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