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David Christie

The Hon.
David Christie
Senator for Erie, Ontario
In office
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
Personal details
Born (1818-10-01)October 1, 1818
Edinburgh, Scotland
Died December 14, 1880(1880-12-14) (aged 62)
Paris, Ontario
Political party Liberal

David Christie, PC (October 1, 1818 – 14 December 1880) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he came to Canada with his family in 1833.

In 1852, he was elected to the George Brown who published The Globe newspaper.

In the fall of 1849, David Christie was a founding member of the

In 1858, he was elected to the Legislative Council of the Province of Canada. In 1867, he was summoned to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of Erie, Ontario. A Liberal, the Honourable David Christie served until his death in 1880. From 1873 to 1874, he was the Secretary of State of Canada. From 1874 to 1878, he was the Speaker of the Canadian Senate. He died in Paris, Ontario in 1880 of complications arising from gangrene.


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