William Henry Allison

William Henry Allison William Henry Allison (June 14, 1838 – December 15, 1934) was a Canadian politician and school lands commissioner. He was elected as a Conservative to the House of Commons of Canada in the 1878 election in the riding of Hants and re-elected in 1882.

Allison was the son of James Whidden Allison, who had served as a member of the provincial assembly, and Margaret Elder. Allison was educated in Sackville, New Brunswick and later was a captain in the local militia. Between 1871 and 1878, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia for Hants County. Allison ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons in 1874.

His brother David served as president of Mount Allison University. He moved to Chamberlain, South Dakota for his health. As his health continued to decline he became a pauper and became dependent on public charity. He died at age 96. Provided by Wikipedia
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