William Pattison Telford Jr.


William Pattison Telford (26 November 1867 13 March 1955) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Sydenham, Ontario and became a lawyer. His father was William Pattison Telford Sr., another member of Parliament.

William Pattison Telford
Member of Parliament
for Grey North
In office
September 1926  July 1930
Preceded byMatthew Robert Duncan
Succeeded byVictor Clarence Porteous
Member of Parliament
for Grey North
In office
October 1935  December 1944
Preceded byVictor Clarence Porteous
Succeeded byW. Garfield Case
Personal details
Born
William Pattison Telford

(1867-11-26)26 November 1867
Sydenham, Ontario, Canada
Died13 March 1955(1955-03-13) (aged 87)
Political partyLiberal
Professionlawyer

From 1901 to 1903, Telford served as a municipal councillor for Owen Sound.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Grey North riding in the 1926 general election after an earlier unsuccessful campaign there in 1921. He was defeated by Victor Clarence Porteous of the Conservatives in the 1930 election. Telford won the riding back from Porteous in the 1935 election, and was elected again in 1940. Telford resigned on 9 December 1944 to provide an available riding for fellow Liberal Andrew McNaughton to seek election, but McNaughton lost the resulting by-election to Conservative candidate W. Garfield Case.