John Strathearn Hendrie

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Sir John Strathearn Hendrie
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for Hamilton West
In office
May 29, 1902 – September 26, 1914
Preceded by Edward Alexander Colquhoun
Succeeded by John Allan
11th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
In office
September 26, 1914 – November 20, 1919
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
The Duke of Devonshire
Premier William Howard Hearst
Ernest Charles Drury
Preceded by John Morison Gibson
Succeeded by Lionel Herbert Clarke
Personal details
Born (1857-08-15)August 15, 1857
Hamilton, Upper Canada
Died July 17, 1923(1923-07-17) (aged 65)
Baltimore, Maryland
Resting place Hamilton Cemetery
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Lena Henderson (1885)
Children 1 daughter and 2 sons
Residence Hamilton
Alma mater Upper Canada College
Occupation politician
Profession railway contractor, engineer, businessman, militia officer
Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio (1905-1914)

Sir John Strathearn Hendrie KCMG CVO (August 15, 1857 – July 17, 1923) was the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 1914 to 1919.

John Hendrie was born in 1857 in Hamilton, Ontario[1] and was educated at Upper Canada College. He became a railway contractor and promoted the Hamilton Bridge Works. In 1885 he married Lena Henderson. He was Mayor of Hamilton, Ontario from 1901 to 1902. He was then Member of Provincial Parliament from 1902 to 1914, where he held the positions of Minister without Portfolio and Hydro-Electric Commissioner. He joined the Hamilton Field Artillery in 1883 and later commanded the 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery (of the Canadian Militia) until 1909. Hendrie was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in 1914 and served until 1919. Much of his time in Office was spent helping the War Effort and hosting soldiers, seamen and dignitaries. He is the only Ontario viceroy to live at two Government Houses, including Chorley Park. He was knighted in 1915, and died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1923.


  1. ^ Bailey, Thomas Melville (1991). Dictionary of Hamilton Biography (Vol II, 1876-1924). W.L. Griffin Ltd. p. 143.

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