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John Henry Pope

The Hon.
John Henry Pope
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Compton
In office
1867–1889
Succeeded by Rufus Henry Pope
Personal details
Born (1824-12-19)December 19, 1824
Eaton Township, Lower Canada
Died April 1, 1889(1889-04-01) (aged 64)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Liberal-Conservative
Children Rufus Henry Pope
Cabinet Minister of Agriculture
Minister of Railways and Canals

John Henry Pope, PC (December 19, 1824 – April 1, 1889) was a Canadian farmer, lumberman, railway entrepreneur, and politician.

Born in Eaton Township, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the son of John Pope and Sophia Laberee, he served with the local militia during the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and opposed those who supported annexation of Eastern Townships to the United States.

He represented Compton County in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1857 to 1867 and was elected to the 1st Canadian Parliament in 1867 representing the riding of Compton as a member of the Liberal-Conservative Party. He was the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Railways and Canals. He served until his death in 1889. His son, Rufus Henry, took his seat after his death.

References

  • John Henry Pope – Parliament of Canada biography
  • Biography from the Ministry of Agriculture


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