William Gibson (Canadian Politician)

William Gibson (August 7, 1849 – May 4, 1914) was a Canadian politician. From 1891 to 1900, he served as a Liberal Member of Parliament in the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Lincoln and Niagara.

Born in Peterhead, Scotland,the son of William Gibson and Lucretia Gilzean, he was educated in Scotland and came to Canada in 1870. Gibson was a contractor and engineer involved in the construction of the St. Clair Tunnel, the Welland Canal, the Victoria Bridge and several bridges on the Grand Trunk Railway. He operated a limestone quarry near Beamsville, Ontario and was also president of the Bank of Hamilton, the Hamilton Gaslight Company and the Keewatin Power Company. On 11 February 1902, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada, a position which he held until his death in Beamsville at the age of 64.

Famous quotes containing the word gibson:

    They wore the expression men always wore when they watched you dance, staring real hard but locked up inside themselves at the same time, so their eyes told you nothing at all and their faces, in spite of the sweat, might have been carved from something that only looked like flesh.
    —William Gibson (b. 1948)