- John Costigan
He was born on
February 1, 1835in St-Nicolas, Lower Canada. He was educated at Collège de Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière in Lower Canada from 1850 to 1852. In 1857, he was the registrar of deeds and wills for Victoria County in New Brunswickand a judge of the Inferior Court of Common Pleas. He resigned when he was elected to be a member of the House of Assembly for Victoria.
He was elected to the 1st
Canadian Parliamenton September 20, 1867as a member of the Liberal-Conservative Partyby the riding of Victoria in New Brunswick. He was re-elected nine times, and he became a member of the Liberal Party on February 6, 1906. During his time as a Member of Parliament, he was a Minister of Inland Revenue, a Secretary of State of Canada, a Minister of Marine and Fisheries, and an acting Minister of Trade and Commerce.
January 15, 1907, he was appointed a member of the Canadian Senatefor the senatorial division of Victoria, New Brunswick. He died in office on September 29, 1916in Ottawa. He was interred in Grand Falls.
* [http://www.parl.gc.ca/information/about/people/key/bio.asp?Language=E&query=2153&s=M Canadian Library of Parliament]
* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=7298 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
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