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MEN OF' CANADA.

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T.H. STINSON, solicitor, Hamil-
• ton, Ont., was born December
16, 186o, in that city. He was educat-
ed at Galt Collegiate Institute under
the well-known Dr. Tassie. Studied
law with Bruce, Walker and Burton,
and enrolled ill 1882. He is known
throughout Canada as an enthusiastic
sportsman, an excellent cricketer, and
well up in football, racquet, and aquatic
sports. He is one of the most popular
young men in Hamilton, and has held
the highest offices in the various athletic
associations. He is also one of the
largest property holders in the city,
and kind and considerate to his tenants.

In 1889 he was elected alderman, and polled the largest vote ever recorded. In 1890 he was candidate for the Ontario Legislature against the Hon. J. M. Gibson, Provincial Secretary, and returned by a majority of 86, being the first Conservative elected for Hamilton to that body since Confederation. This election was contested and l\Ir. Stinson unseated. At the Bye-election, after a plucky fight, his opponent was re-turned. Mr. Stinson was married on the 4th of October, 1882, to Agnes, daughter of the late Charles James Hope. In politics he is a Conservative, and in religion an Episcopalian.

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