George Hope Bertram

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George Hope Bertram
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Toronto Centre
In office
1897–1900
Preceded byWilliam Lount
Succeeded byWilliam Rees Brock
Personal details
Born(1847-03-12)March 12, 1847
Fenton Barns, Scotland
DiedMarch 20, 1900(1900-03-20) (aged 53)
Toronto, Ontario
Political partyLiberal
RelationsJohn Bertram, brother

George Hope Bertram (March 12, 1847 – 20 March 1900) was a Canadian businessman and politician.

Born in Fenton Barns, Scotland to Hugh Bertram and Isabella Mack, Bertram emigrated to join his brother John in Canada in 1865. After opening a hardware store in Lindsay, Ontario, he moved to Toronto in 1876. A prominent businessman, Bertram was elected to federal parliament as a member of the House of Commons of Canada for Toronto Centre in an 1897 by-election. Bertram's daughter, Christine Mabel married William Henry Moore, a writer and lawyer who also became a Member of the Canadian House of Commons from Ontario. A Liberal, he died in office in 1900 and is buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto.

His brother John also served in the House of Commons.

References[edit]

  • "George Hope Bertram". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • George Hope Bertram – Parliament of Canada biography