Thomas Kidd (politician)

Thomas Kidd (politician)

Thomas Ashmore Kidd (May 1 1889 – December 19 1973) was speaker of the Legislature of Ontario in 1930-1934 and served as Conservative MLA for Kingston from 1926 to 1940 and Progressive Conservative MP for Kingston City from 1945 to 1949.

He was born in Burritt's Rapids, Ontario, the son of Edward Kidd, and was educated there and in Kemptville. Kidd was a manufacturer and wholesale merchant. He served in France with the Royal Regiment of Canada in 1915 and was wounded at Ypres. In 1920, he married Eva Richardson, the daughter of the late senator Henry Westman Richardson. Kidd was a member of Kingston city council from 1922 to 1926 and also served on the Kingston Board of Works. He ran unsuccessfully for the federal seat in 1940. Kidd was defeated in bids for reelection in 1949 and 1957. Kidd was also a Grand Master in the Orange Lodge.

References

* "Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1928", AL Normandin

External links

* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=1374 Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
* [http://www2.parl.gc.ca/ParlInfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=172b8451-b115-4c78-8c2b-fc8bdaf5aa9d&Language=E Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament]


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