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FLINT, Billa, Canadian senator, born in Elizabethtown, Leeds County, Ont., 9 February 1805. He was educated in his native gown, and became a merchant. He has been president of the Belleville board of police, and also its reeve and mayor; was warden of Hastings County in 1873, and was member of the County council for twenty-four years. He was also reeve of Elzevir for twenty-one years, ending in 1879. He represented Hastings in the Canadian assembly from 1847 till 1851, and South Hastings from 1854 till 1858. He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1861 for the legislative council of Canada but in 1862 was elected and represented the Trent division until the union of 1867, when he was called to the senate.
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