Mitchell Hepburn

Mitchell Frederick Hepburn (August 12, 1896 – January 5, 1953) was the 11th premier of Ontario, from 1934 to 1942. He was the youngest Premier in Ontario history, appointed at age 37. His personality was complex, as The Globe and Mail noted in its obituary for him:

Warm-hearted, loyal to his friends, Mitch Hepburn was often described as a political paradox. Mistakes which would have ended the public career of other men were taken in stride. He commanded affection where others obtained only respect. He loved good times, the company of convivial friends, the telling of a good, if off-colour, story.[1]

Mitchell Hepburn
The Hon. Mitchell Frederick Hepburn
11th Premier of Ontario
In office
July 10, 1934  October 21, 1942
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Lieutenant GovernorHerbert A. Bruce
Albert E. Matthews
Preceded byGeorge Stewart Henry
Succeeded byGordon Daniel Conant
Member of Parliament
for Elgin West
In office
September 14, 1926  June 8, 1934
Preceded byHugh Cummings McKillop
Succeeded byWilson Henry Mills
MPP for Elgin
In office
June 19, 1934  March 24, 1945
Preceded byNew riding
Succeeded byFletcher Stewart Thomas
Personal details
Born
Mitchell Frederick Hepburn

(1896-08-12)August 12, 1896
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
DiedJanuary 5, 1953(1953-01-05) (aged 56)
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Resting placeSt. Thomas Cemetery
Political partyOntario Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Eva Burton
RelationsPeter Hepburn (1932-2015) - son