William Sawyer (politician)

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William Sawyer
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Compton
In office
Preceded by James Ross
Succeeded by John McIntosh
Personal details
Born (1815-11-25)November 25, 1815
Sawyerville, Lower Canada
Died January 11, 1904(1904-01-11) (aged 88)
Sawyerville, Quebec
Political party Conservative

William Sawyer (November 25, 1815 – January 11, 1904) was a lumber merchant and political figure in Quebec. He represented Compton in the Legislative Assembly of Quebec from 1871 to 1886 as a Conservative.

He was born in Sawyerville, Quebec, the son of John Sawyer. His grandfather, Josiah Sawyer, after whom Sawyerville was named,[1] was originally from Massachusetts and received a large land grant in Eaton Township.[2] Sawyer owned sawmills and grist mills.[1] He was a member of the council for Eaton Township from 1855 to 1872,[1] serving as mayor,[2] and was warden for Compton County. In 1839, he married Julia Smith. He died at Sawyerville at the age of 88.


  • "Biography". Dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours (in French). National Assembly of Quebec.
  1. ^ a b c History of Compton County and sketches of the Eastern Townships ... (1896) Channell, LS & Mackintosh, CH
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1882 CH Mackintosh


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