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George Tustin

George Tustin
Mayor of Napanee, Ontario
In office
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince Edward—Lennox
In office
October 1935 – April 1957
Preceded byJohn Aaron Weese
Succeeded byClarence Milligan
Personal details
George James Tustin

(1889-09-19)19 September 1889
Todmorden, Ontario, Canada
Died19 May 1968(1968-05-19) (aged 78)
Napanee, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative (1867–1942)
Progressive Conservative
National Government
Spouse(s)Ida Vivan Ashley Harker
(m. 4 April 1945)[1]
Professionmerchant, theatre owner

George James Tustin (19 September 1889 – 19 May 1968) was a Progressive Conservative party, National Government and Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Todmorden, Ontario and became a merchant and theatre owner by career.

Tustin was a member of the Napanee, Ontario municipal council for a decade, serving as Mayor in 1934 and 1935.[1]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Prince Edward—Lennox riding in the 1935 general election as a candidate with Canada's original Conservative party, then re-elected in 1940 under the National Government banner. After his party's identity changed to the Progressive Conservatives, Tustin was re-elected to Parliament in 1949 and 1953.

He lost the Prince Edward—Lennox Progressive Conservative nomination to Clarence Milligan in the buildup to the 1957 federal election. Tustin was a personal friend and political ally of Progressive Conservative leader John Diefenbaker, and it was suggested at the time that his loss was a setback for Diefenbaker's leadership.[2]

Tustin died aged 78 at Napanee, Ontario following a lengthy illness.[3]


  1. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1954). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.
  2. ^ Milligan won on the second ballot, after the withdrawal of a third candidate, Napanee Mayor Douglas Alkenbrack. See "Friend of Tory leader is rejected in Napanee", Toronto Star, 18 April 1957, p. 2. The nomination defeat is also mentioned in Ian Stewart, Just One Vote: Jim Walding's nomination to constitutional defeat, (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press), 2009, p. 7.
  3. ^ "Ottawa". Boxoffice. 10 June 1968. p. K-2. Retrieved 29 June 2009.[dead link]

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