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Henry Laird

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Henry Willoughby Laird (January 4, 1868 – September 30, 1940) was a journalist, wholesale merchant and political figure in Saskatchewan, Canada. He sat for Regina division in the Senate of Canada from 1917 to 1940. He was born in Port Dover, Ontario, the son of the Reverend William H. Laird and Elizabeth C. Burke, and was educated at the Jarvis Street Collegiate Institute and the University of Toronto. Laird worked as a journalist for ten years, spending three years as a press correspondent in the Ontario legislature and Canadian House of Commons. He married Lillian Blanche Defoe in 1888. In 1901, he came west to serve as private secretary to Frederick W. A. G. Haultain. After leaving that position, he then established a wholesale and distribution business in Regina, the first wholesale business established there. He was Mayor of Regina in 1904 and 1905. Laird ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the provincial assembly in 1905 and 1908. He served overseas as a lieutenant-colonel i
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