William James Dunlop

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Leonard Reilly
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded by Leslie Blackwell
Succeeded by Leonard Mackenzie Reilly
Constituency Eglinton
Personal details
Born (1881-06-25)June 25, 1881
Durham, Ontario
Died February 2, 1961(1961-02-02) (aged 79)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Educator
Cabinet Minister without portfolio (1959-1960)

William James Dunlop (June 24, 1881 – February 2, 1961) was an Ontario teacher and political figure. He represented Eglinton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1951 to 1961 as a Progressive Conservative member.


He was born in Durham, Ontario, the son of Reverend James Cochrane Dunlop, and later moved to Stayner with his family. He was educated in local schools and also studied in Collingwood, in Clinton, at the University of Toronto and Queen's University. He taught school for a number of years and was principal for schools in Tavistock and Peterborough. He became a member of the faculty of Education at the University of Toronto and also managed a magazine for teachers and the Canadian Historical Review. Dunlop was an instructor for the Canadian Officers Training Corps from 1915 to 1916. He was Director of Extension for the University of Toronto from 1920 to 1951. Dunlop founded the Canadian Association for Adult Education in 1934 and served as its first president. He was also involved in military training during World War II. Dunlop was a Grand Master for the Masonic Lodge in Ontario from 1937 to 1938.[1]


He served in the provincial cabinet as Minister of Education from 1951 to 1959 and as Minister without Portfolio from 1959 to 1960. He died in office in 1961.

Cabinet posts

Ontario Provincial Government of Leslie Frost
Cabinet post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Dana Porter Minister of Education
John Robarts


  1. ^ Grand Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Grandmasters 1935-1952. [1]

External links

  • Ontario Legislative Assembly parliamentary history

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