Thomas Paxton

Thomas Paxton (November 27, 1820 – July 3, 1887) was an Ontario businessman and political figure. He represented Ontario North in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario as a Liberal member from 1867 to 1881.

He was born near Whitby in 1821. He later moved to Port Perry, where he built a sawmill with his brother. He was also part-owner of a gristmill and a foundry there. He served on the council for Reach Township and was reeve in 1853. He resigned from his seat in the legislature in 1881 to become sheriff for Ontario County. He died at Whitby in 1887.

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