John Henry Pope
John Henry Pope.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Compton
In office
1867–1889
Succeeded byRufus Henry Pope
Personal details
Born(1819-12-19)December 19, 1819
Eaton Township, Lower Canada
DiedApril 1, 1889(1889-04-01) (aged 64)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyLiberal-Conservative
ChildrenRufus Henry Pope
CabinetMinister of Agriculture
Minister of Railways and Canals

John Henry Pope, PC (December 19, 1819 – April 1, 1889) was a Canadian farmer, lumberman, railway entrepreneur, and politician.

Born in Eaton Township, Lower Canada (now Quebec), the son of John Pope and Sophia Laberee, he served with the local militia during the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837 and opposed those who supported annexation of Eastern Townships to the United States.

He represented Compton County in the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada from 1857 to 1867 and was elected to the 1st Canadian Parliament in 1867 representing the riding of Compton as a member of the Liberal-Conservative Party. He was the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Railways and Canals. He served until his death in 1889. His son, Rufus Henry, took his seat after his death.

Electoral history

1867 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope acclaimed

By-election: On Mr. Pope's appointment as Minister of Agriculture, 25 October 1871

By-election on 11 November 1871
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope acclaimed
1872 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope acclaimed
1874 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope 1,387
Unknown H. E. Cairns 535
1878 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope 1,464
Unknown H. Leonard 796

By-election: On Mr. Pope's appointment as Minister of Agriculture, 17 October 1878

By-election on 4 November 1878
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope acclaimed
1882 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope 1,612
Unknown H. E. Cairns 823
1887 Canadian federal election: Compton
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal–Conservative John Henry Pope 2,157
Unknown T. B. Munro 1,333

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