Harold McGiverin

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The Hon.

Harold McGiverin
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for City of Ottawa
In office
In office
Personal details
Harold Buchanan McGiverin

(1870-08-04)August 4, 1870
Hamilton, Ontario
DiedFebruary 4, 1931(1931-02-04) (aged 60)
Political partyLiberal

Harold Buchanan McGiverin, PC (August 4, 1870 – February 4, 1931) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.[1]

Born in Hamilton, Ontario,[1] the son of William McGiverin and Emma Connsell, he was educated in Hamilton, at Upper Canada College and at Osgoode Hall.[2] Called to the Ontario bar in 1893,[3] McGiverin practised law in Ottawa. He was also president of the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company.[2] He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the City of Ottawa riding in the 1908 federal election. A Liberal, he was defeated in the 1911 election and again in the 1917 election. He was re-elected in the 1921 election. From 1924 to 1925, he was a Minister without Portfolio.[1]

In 1898, he married Alice Maude, the daughter of Charles H. Mackintosh.

McGiverin was also a leading local cricketer. A fast bowler, he represented Canada in eight matches before spending 1893 in England playing for St Neots Cricket Club as a professional.[4] Following his retirement from playing McGiverin served as president of the Canadian Cricket Association. In 1908, he was the Canadian member on the Olympic Games Committee.[3] McGiverin was also captain and later president of the Ottawa Rough Riders. He died in Victoria, British Columbia at the age of 60.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Harold McGiverin – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ a b Charlesworth, Hector W (1919). A cyclopædia of Canadian biography : brief biographies of persons ... pp. 177–8. Retrieved 2009-09-26.
  4. ^ Adams, p. 193.