Simon Fraser Tolmie

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Simon Fraser Tolmie (January 25, 1867 - October 13, 1937) was a veterinarian, farmer, politician, and Premier of British Columbia, Canada.

He entered politics as a Unionist member of the Canadian House of Commons as a result of the wartime election of 1917. Tolmie served as minister of agriculture in the two short-lived Conservative governments of Arthur Meighen.

After the defeat of the second Meighen government, Tolmie moved to provincial politics and became leader of the British Columbia Conservative Party. He left the House of Commons in 1928 to fight the 1928 provincial election. Tolmie's Conservatives won the election, and he became premier. His government was unable to cope with the Great Depression, and was defeated by the rival Liberals in the 1933 election. Tolmie returned to federal politics winning a by-election in 1936 before dying the next year.

Tolmie was the last Tory to lead the province.

Preceded by:
John Duncan MacLean
1927-1928
Premier of British Columbia
1928-1933
Succeeded by:
Thomas Dufferin Pattullo
1933-1941



Preceded by:
Riding created in 1924
Member of Parliament from Victoria
(1925-1928)
Succeeded by:
D'Arcy Britton Plunkett, Cons.
Preceded by:
D'Arcy Britton Plunkett, Cons.
Member of Parliament from Victoria
(1936-1937)
Succeeded by:
Robert Wellington Mayhew, Cons.
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