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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Hay (1872-1939)

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Thomas Hay
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Farmer, MP (1917-1921), MP (1926), MP (1930-1935).

Born at St. Andrews on 6 August 1872, son of Robert Hay and Christina McDonald, he attended school at St. Andrews, later becoming a farmer at Lockport. He served as a Councillor (1910 to 1912) and Reeve (1912 to 1914) of the Rural Municipality of St. Clements. He was defeated as the Conservative candidate for the St. Clements constituency in the 1914 and 1915 provincial general elections. He was elected to the House of Commons for Selkirk in 1917, defeated in 1921, re-elected in 1925 for Springfield, defeated in 1926, re-elected in 1930 for Springfield, but did not seek re-election in the 1935 general election. He died at Gonor on 2 October 1939.

Sources:

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

“T. Hay Former M.P., dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1939. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2020

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