- Lachlin McCallum
Lachlin (Lachlan) McCallum (
March 15, 1823– January 13, 1903) was a Canadian politician.
McCallum, born in
Isle of Tiree, Argyllshire, Scotland, was a contractor and shipowner before entering politics as a Liberal-Conservative. He represented the riding of Monck in the Canadian House of Commonsfrom 1867 to 1872, when he was defeated by James David Edgar. However, in 1874, McCallum defeated Edgar by a margin of just 34 votes, and was returned to Parliament.
Due to the closeness of the result, McCallum was unseated on
May 12, 1875. In the subsequent byelection, McCallum again defeated Edgar, this time by a mere 4 votes.
McCallum remained in the House until 1887, when he was appointed to the Senate. He died in office in 1903.
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?lang=E&query=2042&s=M Federal Political Biography from the Library of Parliament]
* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=791 Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
Members of Parliament from Monck
First Term 1867-1872
Succeeded by: James David Edgar, Liberal Preceded by: James David Edgar, Liberal Members of Parliament from Monck
Second Term 1874-1887
Succeeded by: Arthur Boyle, Conservative
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