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Rufus Henry Pope
Died when: 86 years 246 days
Star Sign: Virgo
Rufus Henry Pope (September 13, 1857 – May 16, 1944) was a Canadian politician. Born in Cookshire, Canada East, the son of John Henry Pope, Pope was educated at the Cookshire Academy, Sherbrooke High School and McGill College LawSchool. He was a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred cattle. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Compton in an 1889 by-election called to fill the vacancy caused by the death of his father. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1891, 1896, and 1900. He was defeated in 1904, in a 1906 by-election, and in 1908. He was called to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Bedford, Quebec on the advice of Robert Borden in 1911. He served until his death in 1944.