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Matthew McKay (politician)

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Preceded by  Herbert John Mackie
Preceded by  Ira Delbert Cotnam
Political party  Liberal
Party  Liberal Party of Canada
Succeeded by  Ira Delbert Cotnam
Succeeded by  Ralph Warren
Spouse  Dennison McKay
Born  6 October 1858 West Gwillimbury Township, Ontario (1858-10-06)
Profession  dentist/dental surgeon, teacher
Died  14 February 1937, Ottawa, Canada

Matthew McKay (6 October 1858 – 14 February 1937) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in West Gwillimbury Township, Ontario and became a dentist, dental surgeon and schoolteacher.

McKay attended high school at Bradford, Whitby Collegiate Institute, Normal School in Toronto and Queen's University in Kingston (Bachelor of Arts) and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons in Toronto.

McKay was a councillor of Pembroke, Ontario for five years and once served as the community's mayor.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Renfrew North riding in the 1921 general election. After serving one term, he was defeated by Ira Delbert Cotnam of the Conservative party in the 1925 election. After unsuccessful attempts to unseat Cotnam in 1926 and 1930, McKay returned to the House of Commons by defeating Cotnam in the 1935 election. McKay died at an Ottawa hospital on 14 February 1937 from influenza and pneumonia before completing his term in the 18th Canadian Parliament. He was survived by a wife, two daughters and a son.


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