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David Tisdale

The Hon.
David Tisdale
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Norfolk South
In office
1887–1904
Preceded byJoseph Jackson
Succeeded byElectoral district was abolished
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Norfolk
In office
1904–1908
Preceded byElectoral district was created
Succeeded byAlexander McCall
Personal details
Born(1835-09-08)September 8, 1835
Charlotteville Township, Upper Canada
DiedMarch 31, 1911(1911-03-31) (aged 75)
Simcoe, Ontario[1]
Political partyConservative
CabinetMinister of Militia and Defense (1896)

David Tisdale, PC (September 8, 1835 – March 31, 1911) was a Canadian politician.[2]

Biography

Born in Charlotteville Township, Upper Canada,[2] the son of Ephraim Tisdale and Hannah Price,[1] he was educated at the Simcoe Grammar School and called to the Ontario bar in 1858. He was made a Queen's Counsel in 1872. He served in the Canadian Militia at the time of the Trent Affair in 1861, was promoted Captain in 1862 and at Niagara in 1865. He also did service during the Fenian raids in 1866. He was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the 39th Norfolk Battalion of Rifles on September 28, 1866. He retired, retaining his rank, in 1876.[3] He served on the town council for Simcoe, also serving as reeve and as a member of the council for Norfolk County. Tisdale was president of the Crown Life Insurance Company, the St. Clair and Erie Ship Canal Company and the Wawa Gold Mining Company.[1]

He ran but was defeated for the House of Commons of Canada in the 1874 federal election in the riding of Norfolk North, but was elected in 1887 in Norfolk South. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1891, 1896, 1900, and 1904. In 1896, he was the Minister of Militia and Defence.[2]

Tisdale married Sarah Araminta Walker in 1858.[1]

1887 Canadian federal election: South Riding of Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative TISDALE, David 1,797
  Liberal JACKSON, Joseph 1,736
1891 Canadian federal election: South Riding of Norfolk
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative TISDALE, David 2,051
  Liberal ELLIS, Jonathan 1,639
1896 Canadian federal election: Norfolk South
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative TISDALE, Hon. David 2,383
  Patrons of Industry WALKER, George 2,110
1900 Canadian federal election: Norfolk South
Party Candidate Votes
  Conservative TISDALE, Hon. David 2,472
  Liberal ATKINSON, Thos. R. 2,200

References

  1. ^ a b c d Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. ^ a b c David Tisdale – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ The Canadian Parliament; biographical sketches and photo-engravures of the senators and members of the House of Commons of Canada. Being the tenth Parliament, elected November 3, 1904
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