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William Frederick Todd

William Frederick Todd
William Frederick Todd, seated far right.
16th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
February 28, 1923 – December 28, 1928
Monarch George V
Governor General The Viscount Byng of Vimy
The Viscount Willingdon
Premier Peter J. Veniot
John B. M. Baxter
Preceded by William Pugsley
Succeeded by Hugh Havelock McLean
Personal details
Born (1854-05-02)May 2, 1854
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Died March 16, 1935(1935-03-16) (aged 80)
St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Ethel J. Bolton
Parents Freeman H. Todd &
Adeline Boardman
Residence St. Stephen, New Brunswick
Occupation Farmer, lumber merchant, manufacturer, rancher, shipper, wholesaler, politician

William Frederick Todd (May 2, 1854 – March 16, 1935) was a businessman and political figure in New Brunswick. He represented Charlotte County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1899 to 1903 and Charlotte in the Canadian House of Commons from 1908 to 1911 as a Liberal member. Todd served as the 16th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick from February 28, 1923 to December 27, 1928.

He was born in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, the youngest son of Freeman H. Todd and Adeline Boardman. His father was a very successful lumber merchant and president of the St. Croix Soap Manufacturing Company. In 1879, William Todd married Ethel J. Bolton, the daughter of John Bolton. Todd was unsuccessful in bids for reelection in 1911, 1917 and 1921.


  • Town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick website with indformation on the Todd mansion
  • Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament
  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1910, EJ Chambers
Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Gilbert Ganong
Succeeded by
Thomas Aaron Hartt
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