- John Stevenson (politician)
John Stevenson (
12 August 1812– 1 April 1884) was the first Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontariofrom December 27, 1867to February 15, 1871and served as Conservative MPP for Lennox. He served from 1867 until he left the legislature in 1871.
Albany, New York, Stevenson's family moved to New York State(likely to the Albany, New Yorkarea and finally to Upper Canada. Steveson worked in various trades before entering politics:
* flour mill operator
* foundry owner
* axe shopkeeper
* brush factory owner
* shipping company owner
After his defeat in 1871 (he ran as an independent), he tried to run for office in 1878, but was defeated. He died in
Napanee, Ontarioin 1884.
* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=5849 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
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