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Ralston, James Layton (1881–1948), politician in Canada

Mark Pottle

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Ralston, James Layton (1881–1948), politician in Canada, was born at Amherst, Cumberland county, Nova Scotia, Canada, on 27 September 1881, the eldest son of Burnett William Ralston, postmaster, and his wife, Bessie Chipman Layton. His father was of Scottish, his mother of united empire loyalist, descent. After attending the county academy at ...

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Subjects: Politics

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