Thomas Gibbs

Thomas Nicholson Gibbs (1821 - 1883)

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Thomas Nicholson Gibbs
Born in Terrebonne, Lower Canadamap
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Died in Oshawa, Durham, Ontario, Canadamap
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Thomas Gibbs is/was a significant Ontarian .
Thomas Nicholson Gibbs, PC, was a Canadian parliamentarian.

He was the eldest son of Thomas Gibbs and Caroline Tate. His family moved from Lower Canada to Oshawa, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1832.

In August 1843 he married Almira Ash, and they had seven children.

In 1867, he was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the riding of Ontario South. A Liberal-Conservative, he was re-elected in 1872. He was defeated in 1874 but was re-elected in an 1876 by-election. However, he was defeated again in 1878. In 1873, he was the Secretary of State for the Provinces, Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, and the Minister of Inland Revenue.

In 1880, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of Newmarket, Ontario. He died in office in 1883.

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