William Duncan Herridge

William Duncan Herridge

Death 21 Sep 1961 (aged 74)
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 127083172 · View Source
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Canadian politician and diplomat. A former moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Canada.

erved in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I, receiving a field promotion to the rank of Major and awarded the Military Cross and the Distinguished Service Order.

Educated at Ottawa Collegiate Institute, the University of Toronto, and Osgoode Hall Law School.

A patent attorney by profession. Joined R.B. Bennett's 1930 federal election campaign acing as speechwriter and policy advisor to the Conservative leader. Appointed Canada's envoy to the United States with the title Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary for Canada in the United States of America, from 1931 - 1935. In 1931, he also married Bennett's sister, Mildred.

Was a delegate to the 1938 National Conservative Party Convention and attacked a policy resolution that endorsed orthodox finance policy.

In 1939, he launched the New Democracy party, which advocated monetary reform and government intervention in the economy. The party's positions were similar to those of the Social Credit Party of Canada. The two parties ran a joint slate in the 1940 election under the New Democracy banner with Herridge as the lead candidate. Herridge, however, came in third in his riding of Kindersley, Saskatchewan with 30% of the vote and thus failed to win a seat in the Canadian House of Commons. After the election, the New Democracy party folded, and its MPs reverted to their previous identity as Social Credit members.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Duncan_Herridge

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Duncan Herridge (18 Sep 1887–21 Sep 1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 127083172, citing Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by LMK (contributor 47573469) .