Theodore F. Chamberlain

Politician

1838 – 1927

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Who was Theodore F. Chamberlain?

Theodore F. Chamberlain was an Ontario physician, businessman and political figure. He represented Dundas in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1886 to 1887 as a Liberal member.

He was born in Smith's Mills, Upper Canada in 1838, the son of Dr. Asher Augustus Chamberlain who was also the local postmaster. Chamberlain studied dentistry in Ottawa and practiced in Leeds County and then in New York state. In 1858, he returned to Canada and studied medicine at Queen's College. Chamberlain received his medical degree in 1862 and set up practice in Morrisburg. He also ran a drug store and served as the village's officer of health and as coroner for Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry United Counties. He married Annettie Jane Parish in 1862. Chamberlain was reeve for Morrisburg from 1877 to 1881 and warden for the United Counties in 1879. He served as a lieutenant in the local militia. Chamberlain also was a master in the local masonic lodge and a supporter of temperance.

In partnership with his wife's brother, he owned three cheese factories. Chamberlain was also a director of the Parry Sound Lumber Company, owned by John Classon Miller, the husband of his sister Adelaide Augusta.

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Born
Jul 6, 1838
Also known as
  • Theodore Chamberlain
  • Dr. Theodore F. Chamberlain
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Died
Mar 5, 1927

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on July 23, 2013

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