William Cantwell

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William Cantwell
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Huntingdon
In office
Preceded by Julius Scriver
Succeeded by Thomas Sanders
Personal details
Born (1804-04-24)April 24, 1804
Troy, New York
Died November 20, 1886(1886-11-20) (aged 82)
Franklin, Quebec
Political party Conservative

William Cantwell (April 24, 1804 – November 20, 1886) was a merchant, land owner and political figure in Quebec. He represented Huntingdon in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1869 to 1872 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Troy, New York and was educated there.[1] In 1829, he married Jane Ann Wilson. Cantwell was mayor of Franklin and was warden for Huntingdon County from 1858 to 1860. Cantwell was elected to the Quebec assembly in an 1869 by-election held after Julius Scriver resigned his seat to run for a federal seat. He died at Franklin at the age of 82.


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  1. ^ The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1871)

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