William Kirkpatrick McNaught
William Kirkpatrick McNaught (
September 6 1845– 1919) was an Ontariomanufacturer and political figure. He represented Toronto Northin the Legislative Assembly of Ontariofrom 1906 to 1914 as a Conservative member.
He was born in Fergus,
Canada West, the son of John McNaught, a Scottish immigrant, and was educated in Brantford. He served in the militia during the time of the Fenian raidsbefore continuing his studies at the Toronto Commercial College. He worked at a hardware store in Torontoand then apprenticed in jewelry and silverware wholesale before establishing a jewelry wholesale company with a partner. In 1873, he married Caroline Eliza Lugsden. McNaught later became president of the American Watch Glass Company of Toronto. He also served as president of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association and was president for the Canadian National Exhibitionfrom 1901 to 1905. As well, McNaught served as a lieutenant in the militia.
* "Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1908", EJ Chambers
* [http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/members_all_detail.do?locale=en&ID=1564 Member's parliamentary history for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario]
* [http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.aspx?id=1005 " History of Ontario : its resources and development. Part 1", A Fraser (1907)]
* [https://dspace.ucalgary.ca/bitstream/1880/43894/1/Canadian%20Literary%20and%20Art%20Archives%20-%20William%20K.%20McNaught.pdf Canadian Literary and Art Archives - William K. McNaught. Special Collections] (pdf)
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