William Harkin

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William Harkin
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by George Wellesley Hamilton
Succeeded by Albert Hagar
Constituency Prescott
Personal details
Born 1831 (1831)
Hawkesbury, Ontario
Died 1881 (aged 49–50)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Conservative
Eliza McDonell (m. 1859)
Occupation Doctor

William Harkin (1831 – 1881) was an Ontario doctor and political figure. He represented Prescott in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1875 to 1881 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario in 1831, the son of Irish immigrants. He studied medicine at McGill University and qualified to practice in 1858. In 1859, he married Eliza McDonell. He served as reeve for Vankleek Hill. Harkin died in office in 1881.

His son James served as Canada's first commissioner of national parks.


  • Histoire des Comtes Unis de Prescott et de Russell, L. Brault (1963)

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