- William Ferguson (Manitoba politician)
William Ferguson was a politician in
Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitobafrom 1899 to 1903 and from 1907 to 1914, as a member of the Conservative Party.
Ferguson was a farmer, and lived in Hamiota during his political career. He first campaigned for the Manitoba legislature in the 1896 provincial election, and lost to Liberal incumbent
David McNaughtby fifty-four votes in the Saskatchewan constituency.
He ran again for Saskatchewan in the 1899 election, and defeated Liberal candidate
John Henry McConnellby fifteen votes. The Conservatives won this election, and Ferguson served in the legislature as a backbench supporter of premiers Hugh John Macdonaldand Rodmond Palen Roblin.
Redistribution forced Ferguson into the Hamiota constituency for the 1903 election, and he lost to Liberal David Jackson by twenty-two votes. He was returned to the legislature for Hamiota in the 1907 election, and won again in 1910.
Ferguson served as chair of public accounting during his time in the legislature. His biographical entry in the Canadian Parliamentary Guide indicates that he was popular with both sides of the house.
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