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CARLING, John, Canadian statesman, born in the Township of London, Middlesex, Ontario, 23 January, 1828. He was elected as a conservative for the City of London, 18 December, 1857, and held the seat for that constituency, in the Canada house of assembly, continuously from his first election until the confederation, when he was re-elected, in August, 1867, for the House of Commons, and held the seat until 1874. He was also returned for the Ontario legislature in 1867, and held the portfolio of agriculture and public works in the Sandfield-Macdonald government from July, 1867, till December, 1871. He was also receiver-general in the old government of Canada in 1872, has been director of several railway companies, and held other offices.
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