Thomas Laird Kennedy

Thomas Laird Kennedy, farmer, politician, premier of Ontario (b at Dixie [Mississauga], Ont 15 Aug 1878; d there 13 Feb 1959). An army officer in WWI and later a militia brigadier, he was a Conservative member of the Ontario

Kennedy, Thomas Laird
The Honourable Thomas Laird Kennedy, premier of Ontario 1948 - 1949 (courtesy Archives of Ontario).

Kennedy, Thomas Laird

 Thomas Laird Kennedy, farmer, politician, premier of Ontario (b at Dixie [Mississauga], Ont 15 Aug 1878; d there 13 Feb 1959). An army officer in WWI and later a militia brigadier, he was a Conservative member of the Ontario Legislature 1919-34 and 1937-58, serving as minister of agriculture 1930-34 and 1943-53. An amiable, homespun man, he was widely popular and respected among farmers. He was appointed premier temporarily (1948-49) in recognition of long public service.