William Duff (Newfoundland politician)

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William Duff (July 22, 1842[1] – February 18, 1913[2]) was a Scottish-born businessman and politician in Newfoundland. He represented Carbonear in the Newfoundland House of Assembly from 1889 to 1900.[1]

He was born in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire and was educated in Falkirk. Duff came to Newfoundland as a clerk for a firm in Harbour Grace. In 1886, he went into business in partnership with Robert Balmer; after Balmer retired, Duff became sole owner. He married Mary Ann Thompson. In 1893, Duff was named governor for the savings bank.[1] He died in Carbonear at the age of 70.[2]

His son William later served in the Canadian House of Commons and in the Canadian Senate.[3]