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James Cunningham, MP

James Cunningham (1834 – May 4, 1925) was a Canadian merchant and Liberal politician, who represented New Westminster in the Canadian House of Commons during the 3rd Parliament from 1874 to 1878.[1]

Born in Anyevny, County Monaghan, Ireland,[1] the son of James Cunningham, he was educated in Anyevny, later coming to Canada and entering business as a merchant in New Westminster. In 1864, Cunningham married Mary Ann Woodman. He resigned his seat in the House of Commons in 1878.[2] He sat as MLA for New Westminster City from 1884 to 1886. He also served as Mayor of New Westminster.[1] Cunningham died in New Westminster at the age of 91.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Summary of Federal Experience from Library of Parliament
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.  


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