William Templeman

William Templeman, PC (September 28, 1842 December 15, 1914) was a Canadian newspaper editor and politician.

William Templeman
Senator for New Westminster, British Columbia
In office
November 18, 1897  February 16, 1906
Appointed byWilfrid Laurier
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Victoria City
In office
Preceded byGeorge Riley
Succeeded byGeorge Henry Barnard
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Comox-Atlin
In office
Preceded byWilliam Sloan
Succeeded byHerbert Sylvester Clements
Personal details
Born(1842-09-28)September 28, 1842
Pakenham, Canada West
DiedDecember 15, 1914(1914-12-15) (aged 72)
Political partyLiberal
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio (1902–1906)
Minister of Inland Revenue (1906–1911)
Minister of Mines (1907–1911)

Born in Pakenham, Canada West, he was managing editor and owner of the Victoria Daily Times (now part of the Victoria Times-Colonist) newspaper, before first running as the Liberal candidate for the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Victoria in the 1891 election. He was defeated in the election, in an 1896 by-election and in the 1896 federal election.

He was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1897 representing the senatorial division of New Westminster, British Columbia. From 1902 to 1906, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of Wilfrid Laurier.

He resigned from the Senate in 1906 to run in the riding of Victoria City when the current MP, George Riley (who was soon after appointed to the Senate), resigned to allow him to run. He was elected in the resulting by-election but was defeated in the 1908 federal election. In 1909, the current MP for the riding of Comox—Atlin, William Sloan, resigned to allow Templeman to be acclaimed as the MP in the resulting by-election. He was defeated again in the 1911 federal election in the riding of Victoria City. From 1906 to 1911, he was the Minister of Inland Revenue. From 1907 to 1911, he was the Minister of Mines.


Political offices
Preceded by
The portfolio was created in 1907.
Minister of Mines
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Bruno Nantel
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