Timothy Blair Pardee
Timothy Blair Pardee (
December 11 1830- July 21 1889) was an Ontariolawyer and political figure. He represented the riding of Lambton in the Legislative Assembly of Ontariofrom 1867 to 1874 and Lambton Westfrom 1875 to 1889 as a Liberal.
He was born in Grenville County in
Upper Canadain 1830. After his studies, he began articling in the law office of William Buell Richards, but, in 1849, he joined the California Gold Rush. A few years later, he headed off to the Victorian Gold Rushin Australia. Finally, he returned to Canada, articled in Sarnia and was called to the bar in 1861. He was appointed crown attorney in Lambton County but resigned in 1867 to run for a seat in the provincial parliament. In October 1872, he became provincial secretary in Oliver Mowat's cabinet. In December 1873, he was named Commissioner of Crown Lands. He became a Queen's Counselin 1876. In 1878, he introduced an Act to Prevent the Forests from Destruction by Fire, the first forest protection legislation for the province. He resigned in January 1889 due to ill health.
He died in Sarnia later that year.
His son Frederick Forsyth later served in the Canadian House of Commons.
* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=6384 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=735 Member's Parliamentary History: Timothy Pardee] , Legislative Assembly of Ontario.
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