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Joseph Thorarinn Thorson

Joseph Thorarinn Thorson, PC (March 15, 1889 – July 6, 1978) was a lawyer and politician from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

He was a Rhodes Scholar, and a veteran of World War I.

He was the Liberal Member of Parliament for the ridings of Winnipeg South Centre (1926—1930) and Selkirk (1935—1942). From 1941 to 1942, he was the Minister of National War Services in the cabinet of William Lyon Mackenzie King.

In 1942, he was made President of the Exchequer Court of Canada.

Cartoonist Charles Thorson was his younger brother.

Electoral history

1930 Canadian federal election: Winnipeg South Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative William Walker Kennedy 17,355 56.0 +7.2
Liberal Joseph Thorarinn Thorson 13,637 44.0 −7.2
Total valid votes 30,992 100.0

1926 Canadian federal election: Winnipeg South Centre
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Liberal Joseph Thorarinn Thorson 12,315 51.2 +20.0
Conservative William Walker Kennedy 11,737 48.8 −4.1
Total valid votes 24,052 100.0


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