Quebec History Marianopolis College

Date Published:
April 2005

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia


Thomas Mayne Daly


Daly, Thomas Mayne (1852-1911), lawyer and politician, was born at Stratford, Ontario, on August 16, 1852, the second son of Thomas Mayne Daly and Helen McLaren. He was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto, and was called to the Ontario bar in 1876. In 1881 he went to Manitoba, and in 1882 he became the first mayor of Brandon. From 1887 to 1896 he represented Selkirk in the Dominion House of Commons; and from 1892 to 1896 he was minister of the interior in the administration of Sir John Thompson and Sir Mackenzie Bowell. He was not included in the cabinet formed in 1896 by Sir Charles Tupper, and declined to stand for re-election at the polls. From 1901 to 1908 he was police magistrate of Winnipeg, and from 1909 to his death judge of the juvenile court in Winnipeg. He died in Winnipeg on June 24, 1911. In 1879 he married Margaret Annabella, daughter of P. R. Jarvis, Stratford ; she bore him two sons.

Source  : W. Stewart Wallace, ed., The Encyclopedia of Canada, Vol. II, Toronto, University Associates of Canada, 1948, 411p., p. 177.


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