Thomas Henry Blow

Citation :, accessed July 20, 2010. and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta 1905-2006, at, accessed July 20, 2010.
Obituary: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Volume 28(2);  February 1933
p227, accessed July 20, 2010.

Note :

Dr. Thomas Henry Blow, one of Calgary''s most prominent and highly esteemed citizens died suddenly at Vancouver, B.C., on December 27, 1932, at the age of seventy years.

Doctor Blow was born in South Mountain, Ont., the son of the late Mr. R. H. Blow. He received his preliminary education at the Kemptville, Ont., High School and his medical education at McGill University, where he graduated in 1885. 

Following his graduation he practised in Denver, Col., and then in South Mountain, where he remained for a number of years. Deciding to take up the study of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat, he went to London, England, where he spent two years of earnest work.

On his return to Canada he spent a year in practice at Ottawa, and in 1903 came west to Calgary, where until recent years he devoted his abilities to his specialty. He was the first physician in this city to specialize in this branch of medicine in which for many years he had a large practice.

As a resident here he always evinced a keen interest in public affairs especially in educational affairs. He was the leading spirit in the organization of what was to have been the University of Calgary, had not the University of Alberta
at Edmonton come into existence, when his scheme was abandoned. 

In 1913 he was elected one of the representatives of Calgary in the Alberta Legislature, and continued in this capacity until the elections of 1923.

For some time prior to his death his large property interests engrossed much of his energies, though he found time to travel extensively. A serious cardiac lesion which eventually caused his death forced him to take life easier during the past two years. To his many friends and to his confreres who knew him from his early period of residence here, his passing is a source of deep
regret. Possessed of a genial and likeable personality, he drew many to him who always retained a warm personal regard for his fine qualities. He was married on June 18, 1885, to Miss Ida J. Mulholland, of South Mountain, who survives him, together with four children.

ElectionElectoral DistrictPolitical PartyVotesElected
AB (Mar 1909)Calgary (AB)
Conservative Party of Alberta
AB (Apr 1913)Calgary-South (AB)
Conservative Party of Alberta
AB (Jul 1921)Calgary (AB)
Conservative Party of Alberta
AB (Jun 1917)Calgary-South (AB)
Conservative Party of Alberta

Candidacy notes

Candidate's Parties

Political PartyCandidacies
Conservative Party of Alberta