John K. Ryerson (July 16 1820 – 1890) was a merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada.
He represented Yarmouth County in
the Nova Scotia House of
from 1867 to 1871 and from 1872 to 1874 as a Liberal
He was born in Annapolis, Nova
, the son of Stephen D. Ryerson, and was educated there and in
He went to sea at the age of seventeen,
later becoming a ship owner. In 1843, he married Abby Shaw.
business partner Nathan Moses of
Yarmouth, Ryerson was involved in trade with the West Indies.
He was also a member of the board of
governors for Yarmouth Seminary and a director of the Atlantic
Marine Insurance Company. Ryerson served as a captain in the
Yarmouth Naval Brigade and was also a justice of the peace
. He ran
unsuccessfully for reelection in 1871 but was elected again in an
1872 by-election held after William
seat due to poor health.
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