- O'Brien, William Edward
- (1831- )Born at Thornhill, Ontario. Educated at Upper Canada College; engaged in journalism at Toronto; studied law and called to the bar of Ontario, 1874. In command of the York and Simcoe Regiment during the Rebellion of 1885. Sat in the House of Commons, 1882-1896; defeated in the general election of 1896. A strong opponent of the Jesuits' Estates Act and of the Remedial Bill, 1896.Index: Md His motion for disallowance of Jesuits' Estates Act, 288; its defeat, 289.Bib.: Morgan, Can. Men.
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