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Richard Tyrwhitt

In office
1882 – 1900
Preceded by William Carruthers Little
Succeeded by Haughton Lennox

Born November 29, 1844(1844-11-29)
Simcoe County, Canada West
Died June 22, 1900 (aged 55)
Bradford, Ontario[1]
Political party Conservative

Richard Tyrwhitt (November 29, 1844 – June 22, 1900) was a Canadian politician.[2]

Born in Simcoe County, Canada West, the son of William Tyrwhitt, he was educated in Barrie and also privately tutored. Tyrwhitt became a farmer in Bradford. In 1870, he married Emma Whitaker.[1]

Tyrwhitt was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the Ontario electoral district of Simcoe South in a 1882 by-election held after the death of the sitting MP, William Carruthers Little. A Conservative, he was re-elected at the general elections of 1882, 1887, 1891, and 1896. He died while in office in 1900. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel with the 36th Peel Battalion of Infantry, now part of The Lorne Scots. He served during the North-West Rebellion and the Fenian raids.[2]


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.  
  2. ^ a b Parliament of Canada biography


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