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Fort William (provincial electoral district)

Fort William
Ontario electoral district
Defunct provincial electoral district
Legislature Legislative Assembly of Ontario
District created 1908
District abolished 1999
First contested 1908
Last contested 1999
Census divisions Thunder Bay District
Census subdivisions Fort WilliamThunder Bay

Fort William was a provincial electoral district in the Canadian province of Ontario, active from 1908 to 1999. The district was created out of the former Fort William and Lake of the Woods district for the 1908 election, serving the city of Fort William and the surrounding area.

When the city of Fort William merged with the neighbouring city of Port Arthur in 1970 to create the current city of Thunder Bay, the district of Fort William and the corresponding electoral district of Port Arthur continued as separate districts serving the new city.

For the 1999 provincial election, the government of Mike Harris redistributed provincial electoral districts to correspond to the same boundaries and names that were in use for the province's federal electoral districts. Fort William was merged at that time into the new district of Thunder Bay—Atikokan.

Members of the Legislative Assembly

Parliament Years Member Party
12th 1908-1911     Thomas Smellie Conservative
13th 1911-1914     Charles William Jarvis Conservative
14th 1914-1919
15th 1919-1923     Harry Mills Labour
16th 1923-1926     Franklin Harford Spence Conservative
17th 1926-1929
18th 1929-1934
19th 1934-1937     Joseph Edmund Crawford Liberal
20th 1937-1943     Franklin Harford Spence Conservative
21st 1943-1945     Garfield Anderson Cooperative Commonwealth Federation
22nd 1945-1948
23rd 1948-1951     Charles Winnans Cox Liberal
24th 1951-1955     Clare Mapledoram Progressive Conservative
25th 1955-1959
26th 1959-1963     John Boyle Chapple Liberal
27th 1963-1967     Ted Freeman New Democratic Party
28th 1967-1971     Jim Jessiman Progressive Conservative
29th 1971-1975
30th 1975-1977     Iain Angus New Democratic Party
31st 1977-1981     Mickey Hennessy Progressive Conservative
32nd 1981-1985
33rd 1985-1987
34th 1987-1990     Lyn McLeod Liberal
35th 1990-1995
36th 1995-1999

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