W. E. N. Sinclair
1873 – 1947
Who was W. E. N. Sinclair?
He was born in Whitby Township, Ontario, the son of John Sinclair, and was educated at Toronto University, receiving a bachelor's degree in law. In 1907, he married Ella Minerva Montgomery; he married Edna Worden in 1918 after his first wife's death.
Sinclair ran for the leadership of the party in the 1922 leadership convention, but lost to Wellington Hay. Hay resigned following a disastrous election result, and Sinclair served as interim leader of the Ontario Liberal Party from 1923 to 1930 and also as Leader of the Opposition in the provincial legislature. He was interim leader for that length of time because of the party's state of disorganization and inability to hold a proper leadership convention.
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- Jun 28, 1873
Whitby Township, Ontario
- University of Toronto
- Nov 26, 1947
on July 23, 2013