Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Honourable George Stewart Henry 1871-1958
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004
Plaque coordinates: 43.773364 -79.35068
Ontario's tenth prime minister was born in King Township but throughout his life farmed on this property. From 1903 to 1910, as York Township councillor and reeve and warden of York County, he promoted the cause of good roads and formation of a Metropolitan Toronto government. In 1913 he was elected to the Ontario legislature as Conservative member for East York. In 1918 he became minister of agriculture and in 1923 was appointed minister of public works and highways. In 1930 he assumed the portfolios of prime minister, minister of education and provincial treasurer. Although his administration was defeated in 1934, Mr. Henry retained his seat until retiring from politics in 1943.
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