Henry Edward Clarke

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Henry Clarke
Ontario MPP
In office
1886–1892
Preceded by New riding
Succeeded by George Ryerson
Constituency Toronto
In office
1883–1886
Preceded by Robert Bell
Succeeded by Riding abolished
Constituency Toronto West
Personal details
Born (1829-03-20)March 20, 1829
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Died March 25, 1892(1892-03-25) (aged 63)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Ann Kennedy
Profession Businessman

Henry Edward Clarke (March 20, 1829 – March 25, 1892) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Toronto West from 1883 to 1886 and Toronto from 1886 to 1892 in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative.

He was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec in 1829, the son of Irish immigrants, after completing his schooling, he apprenticed as a saddle and trunk maker in Montreal. In 1848, he moved to Bytown where he opened a saddlery shop; in 1853, he returned to Montreal; the following year, he opened a branch store in Toronto for a Montreal merchant and bought the operation himself in the following year. In 1856, he married Ann Kennedy. Clarke served on Toronto city council for several years before entering provincial politics.

Clarke died suddenly in 1892 while speaking in the assembly.

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