James Stoddart Duff

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James Stoddart Duff
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Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Archibald Currie
Succeeded by William Torrance Allen
Constituency Simcoe West
Personal details
Born (1856-06-20)June 20, 1856
Cookstown, Canada West
Died November 17, 1916(1916-11-17) (aged 60)
Alliston, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Occupation Farmer

James Stoddart Duff (June 20, 1856 – November 17, 1916[1]) was an Ontario farmer[2] and political figure. He represented Simcoe West in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Conservative member from 1898 to 1916.

He was born near Cookstown, Ontario, the son of John Duff, an Irish immigrant, and Eliza Jane Stoddart. Duff was educated at Collingwood College. He married Jane Bell Stoddard. He served on the municipal council for Essa Township. Duff ran unsuccessfully against Archibald S. Currie in 1894 before defeating Currie in 1898.[2][3] He was Minister of Agriculture from 1908 to 1914. Duff died in office in Alliston, Ontario at the age of 60.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Hon. James S. Duff drops dead" (PDF). New York Times. November 17, 1916. 
  2. ^ a b Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1903, AJ Magurn
  3. ^ Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1901, AJ Magurn

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