1945 Canada Federal election poster – PC candidate Leeds (ON)

June 11, 1945 election, just before end of WWII.

George R. Webb running in the Leeds riding (Brockville area). He won!

Printed on thick paper. Nice condition.

10-1/8" X 12-7/8"

 

George Robert Webb (1886–1958) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Gananoque, Ontario and became an insurance agent by career.

Webb was mayor of Gananoque, Ontario at one time. He owned and operated George R. Webb Insurance Agencies, and also the automotive retail firm Webb Motor Sales.

He was elected to Parliament at the Leeds riding in the 1945 general election and served one term, the 20th Canadian Parliament, then did not seek re-election in the 1949 election.

 

Leeds was a federal electoral district represented in the Canadian House of Commons from 1904 to 1979. It was located in the province of Ontario. This riding was first created in 1903 from parts of Leeds North and Grenville North and Leeds South ridings.

It was initially defined to consist of the county of Leeds, excluding parts included in the electoral district of Brockville.

It 1914, it was redefined to consist of the whole county of Leeds, including the town of Brockville. In 1966, it was redefined to include, in the County of Lanark, in the Townships of North Burgess, North Elmsley and Montague excepting the Village of Merrickville.

The electoral district was abolished in 1976 when it was redistributed between Lanark—Renfrew—Carleton and Leeds—Grenville ridings.

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