David WarkDavid Wark
, (February 19
- August 20
-born, was a prominent Canadian Senator
who served nearly 38 years in his elected office. Wark was named Senator by a Royal Proclamation in 1867. Known as the "Grand Old Man of the Canadian Senate", Wark served until his death at the age of 101. At the time of his demise, Wark was the longest lived legislator in the world; he was later surpassed by another Canadian Senator, Georges-Casimir Dessaulles
, who died in 1930 at the age of 102.