Witton, H. B. (Henry Buckingham), 1831-1921

Identity area

Type of entity


Authorized form of name

Witton, H. B. (Henry Buckingham), 1831-1921

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence



Henry Buckingham Witton (1831-1921) a politician representing the working class, elected to Parliament for the riding of Hamilton, Ontario in 1872.

Born in South Lopham, Norfolk, England, Witton was elected for the riding of Hamilton as the "Workingman's Candidate," the first laboring man elected to the Dominion Parliament. He was a conservative and a supporter of Sir John A. MacDonald. Witton was also considered an amateur expert on the study of selenography (the study of the surface and physical features of the Moon).


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

Archives of Ontario

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Rev. Apr/12.




Maintenance notes

  • Clipboard

  • Export

  • EAC