James Armstrong


1830 – 1893


Who was James Armstrong?

James Armstrong was a Canadian politician and farmer. He ran for election in 1875 and lost. He was elected in 1882 as a Member of the Liberal representing the riding of Middlesex South. He was re-elected in 1887 and 1891. He ran in the federal election of 1875 in the riding of Middlesex East and lost. Armstrong died in office at the age of 62.

He was the son of Thomas Armstrong and Agnes Murray, both immigrants from Roxburghshire, Scotland, and was educated in Middlesex County, Upper Canada. Armstrong was married twice: to Jane Fraser in 1858 and to Annie McCall in 1873. He was president of the London Mutual Fire Insurance Company and a director of the Canadian Saving and Loan Company. Armstrong also served as superintendent of schools, township clerk, reeve for Westminster Township and warden for Middlesex County.

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Mar 1, 1830
Queensbury Parish, New Brunswick
  • Canada
Lived in
  • York County
Jan 26, 1893

on July 23, 2013


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