Victor Porteous

Victor Clarence Porteous (5 November 1893 17 June 1966) was a National Government and Conservative member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Derby Township, Ontario and became a farmer.

Victor C. Porteous
Member of Parliament
for Grey North
In office
July 1930  October 1935
Preceded byWilliam Pattison Telford, Jr.
Succeeded byWilliam Pattison Telford, Jr.
Personal details
Victor Clarence Porteous

(1893-11-05)5 November 1893
Derby Township, Ontario
Died17 June 1966(1966-06-17) (aged 72)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Alma M. Wilson
m. 26 August 1914[1]

Porteous attended school at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, then college. In 1929 and 1930, he was a member of Derby Township council.[1]

He was elected to Parliament at the Grey North riding in the 1930 general election, defeating incumbent Liberal member William Pattison Telford, Jr. After serving one term, he was defeated by Telford in the 1935 election. Porteous made another attempt to win the seat back in the 1940 election under the National Party banner but was also unsuccessful.


  1. Normandin, A.L. (1932). Canadian Parliamentary Guide.