Honourable Harry C. Nixon 1891-1961, The

Ontario's thirteenth prime minister was born on this farm and in l9l3 graduated from Ontario Agricultural College. A supporter of the United Farmers of Ontario, he was elected to the provincial legislature in 1919 as member for Brant North and served as provincial secretary until the defeat of the Drury administration in 1923. During the Liberal administration of Mitchell F. Hepburn (1934-42), he served as provincial secretary and minister in charge of the department of games and fisheries. Sworn in as prime minister on May 18, 1943, his government was defeated later that year. Nixon retained his seat until his death in 1961, thus ending 42 years of parliamentary service.


In front of the Nixon family farm, Highway 5, about 2 km east of St. George

Region: Southwestern Ontario

County/District: County of Brant (District)

Municipality: County of Brant