John Ross Robertson

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.wikipedia
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The Toronto Daily Telegraph

He was hired as a reporter and then city editor at The Globe in Toronto, but left The Globe to found The Toronto Daily Telegraph in 1866.
The Toronto Daily Telegraph was a conservative newspaper founded by John Ross Robertson in 1866 after he left The Globe, a Liberal-leaning paper, to establish a Conservative-leaning paper.

Toronto Telegram

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He returned to Toronto in 1876 and convinced his friend and former colleague, Goldwin Smith, to loan him $10,000 to enable him to launch the Toronto Evening Telegram. In the Toronto Evening Telegram he wrote a recurring column on Toronto landmarks.
The Toronto Evening Telegram was founded in 1876 by publisher John Ross Robertson.

Upper Canada College

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Born in 1841, in Toronto, the son of John Robertson, a Scottish wholesale merchant, and Margaret Sinclair, Robertson was educated at Upper Canada College, a private high school in Toronto.
The College Times is UCC's yearbook and is the oldest school publication in Canada, having been issued without fail since it was founded by John Ross Robertson, then a student at UCC, in September 1857.

J. Ross Robertson Cup

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The championship trophy of the Ontario Hockey League, the J. Ross Robertson Cup, is still named in his honour.
The trophies were donated by and named for John Ross Robertson, the president of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) who served from 1899 to 1905.

Ontario Hockey Association

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A fervent advocate of amateur sport, he served as president of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1899 to 1905, which was a critical time period in the history of the sport.

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He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Toronto East in the 1896 federal election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP, Emerson Coatsworth.

Emerson Coatsworth

He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Toronto East in the 1896 federal election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP, Emerson Coatsworth.
A Conservative, he was defeated in the 1896 election by Independent Conservative John Ross Robertson.

Ontario Hockey League

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The championship trophy of the Ontario Hockey League, the J. Ross Robertson Cup, is still named in his honour.
The Cup is named for John Ross Robertson, who was president of the Ontario Hockey Association from 1901 to 1905.

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.

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John Ross Robertson (December 28, 1841 – May 31, 1918) was a Canadian newspaper publisher, politician, and philanthropist in Toronto, Ontario.

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As a young man, he started a newspaper at UCC called Young Canada and a satirical weekly magazine, The Grumbler.

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He was hired as a reporter and then city editor at The Globe in Toronto, but left The Globe to found The Toronto Daily Telegraph in 1866.

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He was hired as a reporter and then city editor at The Globe in Toronto, but left The Globe to found The Toronto Daily Telegraph in 1866.

The Globe and Mail

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He was hired as a reporter and then city editor at The Globe in Toronto, but left The Globe to found The Toronto Daily Telegraph in 1866.

House of Commons of Canada

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He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Toronto East in the 1896 federal election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP, Emerson Coatsworth.

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He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Toronto East in the 1896 federal election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP, Emerson Coatsworth.

Conservative Party of Canada (1867–1942)

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He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Toronto East in the 1896 federal election defeating the incumbent Conservative MP, Emerson Coatsworth.

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A few years later, he refused Knighthood honour and chose to remain a companion.

Toronto Public Library

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He bequeathed his considerable book collection to the Toronto Public Library, founded a children's home, and left a large annuity to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.

The Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto)

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He bequeathed his considerable book collection to the Toronto Public Library, founded a children's home, and left a large annuity to the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.