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James P. Whitney

Sir James Pliny Whitney (1843-1914) was an eastern Ontario lawyer, Conservative member for Dundas in 1888, and Ontario Premier, 1905-1914.

Whitney created the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario and the Workmen's Compensation Act. He died in office shortly after winning the 1914 election.

Preceded by:
George William Ross
List of Ontario premiers Succeeded by:
William Hearst