James Ewen Matthews
Member of Parliament
for Brandon
In office
November 1938 – November 1950
Personal details
James Ewen Matthews

(1869-08-17)17 August 1869
Albany, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died24 November 1950(1950-11-24) (aged 81)
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Deborah Lowther (m. 20 October 1897)[1][2]
Professioninsurance agent, journalist, teacher

James Ewen Matthews (17 August 1869 – 24 November 1950) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Albany, Prince Edward Island.

Matthews was based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island during his early career as a teacher, journalist and Charlottetown city alderman. By 1911, he was based in Brandon, Manitoba where he worked as an insurance agent and became President of the Dominion Life Underwriters Association of Canada.[1][2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Brandon riding in a by-election on 14 November 1938, after an unsuccessful campaign in the riding during the 1935 federal election. Matthews was re-elected in 1940, 1945 and 1949. He died on 24 November 1950 before completing his term in the 21st Canadian Parliament.


  1. ^ a b "James Ewen Matthews (1869–1950)". Manitoba Historical Society. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 10 July 2009.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1949). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.