Thomas Herbert Lennox

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Thomas Herbert Lennox
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for York North
In office
Preceded by William Lyon Mackenzie King
Succeeded by William Pate Mulock
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Elihu Davis
Succeeded by William Keith
Constituency York North
Personal details
Born (1869-08-07)August 7, 1869
Innisfil Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
Died May 3, 1934(1934-05-03) (aged 64)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Louise Meeking (m. 1894)
Occupation Lawyer
Military service
Allegiance Canadian
Service/branch Army
Years of service 1914-1919
Rank Lieutenant-Colonel
Commands 208th Battalion

Thomas Herbert Lennox (August 7, 1869 – May 3, 1934) was an Ontario lawyer and political figure. He represented York North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1905 to 1923 and in the House of Commons of Canada from 1926 to 1934 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Innisfil Township, Simcoe County, Ontario, the son of Thomas Lennox, an Irish immigrant, and was educated in Barrie and at Osgoode Hall. In 1894, he married Louise Meeking. He served three years on the town council and six years on the school board for Aurora. Lennox was also president of the Canadian Lacrosse Association. He was appointed a Patron of the Canadian Soccer Association|, then known as the Dominion of Canada Football Association. He served as a lieutenant-colonel with the 208th Battalion, an Irish Canadian unit that he helped organize, during World War I. Lennox died in office in 1934.

In the 1925 federal election in York North, Lennox defeated Liberal Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King. King was later elected in a by-election held in the Prince Albert riding in Saskatchewan.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1915, EJ Chambers

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