William “Willie” Joseph Major, MP for Glengarry-Precott, 1949 – 1953.
Major’s election marked the beginning of Glengarry’s Franco-Ontarian representation in the House of Commons.
Before entering Federal politics as a Liberal standard-bearer, Major served as the Reeve for Lancaster Township. After his federal defeat he ran unsuccessfully in two provincial elections. The “Standard-Freeholder” commented that he was “a good loser.” Born: 1896 – died 1966.
This photograph is one of the hundreds the SD & G Historical Society is transferring to the Glengarry Archives.