Joseph Monteith

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Joseph Monteith
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byWellington Hay
Succeeded byRiding abolished
ConstituencyPerth North
Personal details
Born(1865-06-02)June 2, 1865
Stratford, Ontario
DiedJanuary 8, 1934(1934-01-08) (aged 68)
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Alice Mary Chowen (m. 1895)
RelationsAndrew Monteith, father
Jay Monteith, son

Joseph Dunsmore Monteith (June 2, 1865 – January 8, 1934) was an Ontario MLA for Perth North from 1923 to 1934. He was treasurer from 1926 to 1930 and Minister of Labour, Public Works and Highways from 1930 to 1934.

Monteith, a physician born near Stratford, was the son of Andrew Monteith, he was educated in Stratford and studied medicine at Trinity College, Toronto. In 1895, he married Alice Mary Chowen, he served as mayor of Stratford from 1917 to 1918. Monteith defeated Francis Wellington Hay to win the seat in the provincial assembly in 1923, he died in office in 1934.

His son Jay Waldo Monteith later became a member of the House of Commons.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1925, EJ Chambers

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Preceded by
William Herbert Price
Treasurer of Ontario
Succeeded by
Edward Arunah Dunlop