James William Baskin

James William Baskin was a Canadian politician, businessman and lumberman. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Member of the Progressive Conservative Party to represent the riding of Renfrew South in the 1957 federal election. He was re-elected in 1958 and 1962. The son of James Robert Baskin and Ethel Gill, he was educated in Norwood. In 1940, he married Gladys L. Scott. Baskin operated a wholesale lumber business in Renfrew. He lost in the elections of 1963, 1965 and 1968, the latter in which he was a candidate for the riding of Lanark and Renfrew. Prior to his federal political experience, he served in World War II in the Royal Canadian Air Force for five years.