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Hon. James Cockburn, Member of Parliament for Northumberland West, Ontario, May 1873.
As the Conservative Member of Parliament for Northumberland West (Ontario) from 1861 to 1874 and from 1878 to 1881, James Cockburn was a member of the Great Coalition and participated in the Québec Conference. A defender of rep by pop, he sought to convince the public of the concept's validity. He was solicitor general from 1864 to 1867 in the government of Étienne-Paschal Taché and John A. Macdonald, and Speaker of the House of Commons from 1867 to 1873.
Swainson, Donald. -- "Cockburn, James." -- The 1999 Canadian encyclopedia : world edition. -- Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1998.
Swainson, Donald. -- "Cockburn, James." -- Dictionnaire biographique du Canada. -- Vol. XI. -- Québec : Presses de l'Université Laval, 1982. -- P. 214-215.