|HISTORY OF THE CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD|
|JAMES WILLIAM McLEOD, M.P.P.|
CORNWALL CHEESE AND BUTTER BOARD
| AMES WILLIAM McLEOD, M. P. P. Sec-Treasurer of the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board, and Cornwall Township Clerk and Treasurer, was born at the South Branch, Cornwall Township, in 1871. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James McLeod. Mr. McLeod received his education at the Public School and the Cornwall High School. He is a graduate of the Kingston Business College. |
After following farming for a time he became connected with the contracting firm of Wm. Davis & Sons, doing Government contracting on the Cornwall Canal. Following this he spent two years in the Southern States in railway contract work, subsequently returning home.
Mr. McLeod was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Cornwall Cheese and Butter Board in 1909, and has held this important position ever since, giving splendid satisfaction to Cheese Board patrons. Previous to this he was salesman for nine years on the Board.
Mr. McLeod has been extremely active politically, and his great popularity and ability have been recognized and rewarded by the electors. He has been successively elected Township Councillor, Deputy Reeve, and Reeve of Cornwall Township, and was further honored by being elected Warden of the United Counties. He served with distinction on many committees and was chairman of the Building Committee which began and completed the House of Refuge, that splendid monument to the philanthropic spirit of the Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.
In 1916 he unsuccessfully contested the County of Stormont for the Provincial House in the interests of the Liberal party.
Mr. McLeod has been a tireless exponent of good roads, and his ardent advocacy for better highways, both on platform and in committee, has had much to do with the present general demand for good roads locally.
Our subject has stood four-square for clean sport in lacrosse, hockey and football. He was President of the Stormont Lacrosse League, a league which did more to develop proficient lacrosse players than any other organization ever formed in Cornwall. He has also been a member of the Cornwall Lacrosse Club executive.
Mr. McLeod has always taken a leading and vigorous part in any movement that has had for its object the advancement of local dairy interests. It was he who was largely instrumental in forming a huge delegation of farmers this summer to wait on the Dominion Government to protest against a "fixed" price for cheese imposed by the British Government.
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