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 John A. Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macdonald and his son, Hugh John Macdonald briefly sat together in the Canadian House of Commons prior to the elder Macdonald's death in 1891.
Macdonald was re-elected in 1878 on the strength of the National Policy, a plan to promote trade within the country by protecting it from the industries of other nations and renewing the effort to complete the previously promised Canadian Pacific Railway, which was accomplished in 1885.
Macdonald then served as the leader of the opposition until the election of 1864, when Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché came out of retirement and joined ranks with Macdonald to form the governing party yet again.
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 Hugh John Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Honourable Sir Hugh John Macdonald, PC, BA (March 13, 1850– March 29, 1929) was the only surviving son of Sir John A. Macdonald and was a politician in his own right, serving as a member of the Canadian House of Commons and a federal cabinet minister, and briefly as premier of Manitoba.
Macdonald was elected to the House of Commons in the 1891 federal election, representing Winnipeg City for the Conservative Party.
Macdonald succeeded in passing a prohibition bill (known as the "Macdonald Act"), but was again prevailed upon to run for the federal Conservatives in the 1900 federal election.
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 Sir John A. Macdonald - John Alexander Macdonald - Canadian History
Macdonald, Sir John Alexander (1815-1891), statesman, was born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland, the eldest son of Hugh Macdonald and Helen Shaw.
Macdonald had not perhaps a high code of political ethics, and he at times raised opportunism almost to the level of a political principle; yet it may be doubted whether a statesman of stricter views could have guided the destinies of Canada during the difficult period of his prime ministry as successfully as he did.
In the formation of this coalition Macdonald played a leading part; and he came to be regarded, especially after the resignation of George Brown from the government in 1865, as the chief architect of Confederation.
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 John D. MacDonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
MacDonald was named a grand master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1972 and won the American Book Award in 1980.
MacDonald served in the OSS in the Far East during World War II.
MacDonald's protagonists were often intelligent and introspective men, sometimes with a hard cynical streak.
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 John Sandfield Macdonald - Canadian History
Sandfield Macdonald opposed Confederation, and fought against it vigorously; but once it had become an accomplished fact, he accepted it, and in 1867 he was persuaded by Sir John Macdonald to undertake the prime ministry of Ontario.
Canada (1862-4) and prime minister of Ontario (1867-71), was born at St. Raphael, Upper Canada, on December 12, 1812, the son of Alexander Macdonald.
He was included in 1858 in the short-lived Brown-Dorion administration as attorney-general west; but this was merely a temporary rapprochement, and when Sandfield Macdonald was invited to form a government in 1862, George Brown was not a member of it.
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 John Sandfield Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Sandfield Macdonald, QC (December 12, 1812– June 1, 1872) was the first Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario after the province was created as a result of the confederation of Canada in 1867.
Macdonald was initially an opponent of confederation, but came to accept it and became an ally of Sir John A. Macdonald.
Sandfield Macdonald was be the last Roman Catholic Premier of Ontario in 132 years.
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 MSN Encarta - Sir John MacDonald
Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1815.
Macdonald was a practical politician whose deals and maneuvers made possible the creation of the Dominion of Canada and its territorial expansion across the continent.
Macdonald won by a large majority, although his opponent had the advantage of being the incumbent.
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 Science Fair Projects - John A. Macdonald
Macdonald and his son, Hugh John Macdonald briefly sat together in the Canadian House of Commons prior to the elder Macdonald's death in 1891.
Macdonald was re-elected in 1878 on the strength of the National Policy, a plan to promote trade within the country by protecting it from the industries of other nations and renewing the effort to complete the previously promised Canadian Pacific Railway, which was accomplished in 1885.
Macdonald then served as the leader of the opposition until the election of 1864, when Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché came out of retirement and joined ranks with Macdonald to form the governing party yet again.
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 Sir John Alexander Macdonald
Alexander Mackenzie accepted the responsibilities of office, and Sir John was leader of the opposition for nearly five years, and as such gave the administration the benefit of his ability and long experience in perfecting, among other measures of importance, the insolvent act and the act that constituted the supreme court of the Dominion.
Macdonald and his associates turned the tide, and succeeded in convincing most of the gentlemen present that the larger union of all the British North American provinces was much the more desirable scheme of the two.
Macdonald held the office'of minister of militia jointly with that of attorney-general from January to May, 1862, and from August, 1865, until the union.
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 New World Celts
John Alexander Macdonald was born at Glasgow, Scotland, the son of Hugh Macdonald and Helen Shaw.
Macdonald was interested in public life from an early age, holding offices with a variety of boards and societies before becoming an alderman for Kingston in 1843.
Macdonald's term as prime minister was interrupted in 1873 by the Pacific Scandal.
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 John Sandfield Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Sandfield Macdonald, QC (December 12, 1812– June 1, 1872) was the first Premier of the Canadian province of Ontario after the province was created as a result of the confederation of Canada in 1867.
Macdonald was initially an opponent of confederation, but came to accept it and became an ally of Sir John A. Macdonald.
Sandfield Macdonald was be the last Roman Catholic Premier of Ontario in 132 years.
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 John A. Macdonald - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macdonald and his son, Hugh John Macdonald briefly sat together in the Canadian House of Commons prior to the elder Macdonald's death on June 6, 1891.
Macdonald was returned to power in 1878 on the strength of the National Policy, a plan to promote trade within the country by protecting it from the industries of other nations and renewing the effort to complete the previously promised Canadian Pacific Railway, which was accomplished in 1885.
Macdonald then served as the leader of the opposition until the election of 1864, when Sir Étienne-Paschal Taché came out of retirement and joined ranks with Macdonald to form the governing party yet again.
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 CBC.ca - The Greatest Canadian - Top Ten Greatest Canadians - Sir John A. Macdonald
Macdonald was chosen to be its first Prime Minister and was proclaimed Knight Commander of the Bath, bestowing him the title of "Sir." Macdonald easily won the election in the summer of 1867.
Macdonald oversaw many changes in the 1850s: the state assumed responsibility for social welfare, standards were set for government institutions and places were constructed for the poor who had no means of support.
Macdonald was educated in the area's finest schools, and he established his own law practice in Kingston at the age of 19.
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 Clan MACDONALD
The Macdonalds being the victors, the result was that John Moydartach was maintained in possession of the chiefship and estates, and transmitted the same to his descendants.
This was the young Ranald's cousin-german, John Moydartach, or John of Moydart, eldest son of Alexander Allanson, second son of Allan Macruari, and John was, accordingly, acknowledged by the clan captain of Clanranald.
Macdonald of Boisdale, the brother of the chief, then from age and infirmities unfit to be of any service, had an interview with Prince Charles, on his arrival off the island of Eriska, and positively refused to aid his enterprise.
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 Macdonald family members
Hugh was born on March 13, 1850 to Isabella and John Alexander Macdonald.
Daisy was born in Ontario in 1877 to Hugh and Jean Macdonald.
Hugh's involvement in numerous clubs such as the Cricket Club, the Rowing Club and the Canoe Club meant that Lady Macdonald was always present at the balls held by these organizations.
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 Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Macdonald, Sir John Alexander, lawyer, businessman, politician, first prime minister of Canada (b at Brunswick Place, across the Clyde R from Glasgow, Scot 10 Jan 1815; d at Ottawa 6 June 1891).
Macdonald was brought to Kingston, Upper Canada, by his parents when he was 5 years old and he grew up and attended school there, in rural Lennox, Addington and Prince Edward counties.
Macdonald's personal life was marked by a number of misfortunes.
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 History - Sir John A. Macdonald
Macdonald was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1815.
Macdonald was fortunate that there was a temporary recovery from the depression about that time, and he negotiated the contract for the railway's construction in 1880.
Macdonald treated the territory as if it were virgin land and appointed a lieutenant governor without consulting the settlers, who were mostly indigenous peoples and métis (people who were a mixture of the French and indigenous peoples).
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 Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Macdonald was returned to power in the elections of 1878, and he remained in office through three further elections (1882, 1887, and 1891).
Macdonald was attorney general of Canada West from 1854 until 1867, except briefly in 1858 and 1862-64, when he was in opposition.
Macdonald entered politics in 1844, when he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Canada as the Conservative member for Kingston.
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 SIR JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD - LoveToKnow Article on SIR JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD
Macdonald entered upon his active career at a critical period in the history of Canada, and the circumstances of the time were calculated to stimulate political thought.
At the age of fifteen Macdonald entered a law office; he was called to the bar in 1836, and began practice in Kingston, with immediate success.
It was the year before the rebellion of 1837; the condition of the whole country was very unsettled; and it seemed well-nigh impossible to reconrile differences arising from racial and political antagonisms.
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 Dictionary of Canadian Biography
Macdonald, and Governor General Edmund Head*, but privately he was convinced that Brown’s impatience to seize office had led to the Reform downfall.
Sandfield ceased to be leader of the opposition and their cooperation ended when Brown mounted a scathing personal attack in 1856 against a resolution by Sandfield favouring official endorsation of the principle of the double majority.
Sandfield accepted and was sworn in as attorney general west on 24 May 1862, with Sicotte as his associate (he had been passed over lest the British authorities be enraged because he had caused the militia bill to fail).
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 John Sandfield Macdonald - Canadian Confederation
Sandfield Macdonald was excluded because he opposed a centralizing federalism and the inclusion of the Maritime provinces in the Union.
Sandfield Macdonald was called on to form a government from 1862 to 1864.
But their co-operation was short-lived; George Brown advocated rep by pop and a highly centralized legislative union, while Sandfield Macdonald favoured a double majority, which would better safeguard the distinctive characteristics of United Canada's two regions.
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 Ontario - Canadian Confederation
John A. Macdonald, of course, praised the merits of confederation.
The east, represented in Parliament by John A. Macdonald, was mainly interested in industry and commerce, whereas the west, represented by George Brown, was primarily concerned with the demands of its essentially agricultural constituency.
John A. Macdonald and John Sandfield Macdonald, both representatives from the eastern section of Canada West, opposed it.
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 The Scot in British North America - Chapter VII. The Dominion from 1867 to 1882. Part A
William John Macdonald, Senator from British Columbia, can boast descent from the Lord of the Isles.
Macdonald was a contractor on the Grand Trunk Railway, served as Warden of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Lieutenant Colonel of the Glengarry Reserves.
John Graham Haggart is the son of a Perthshire gentleman, and his mother hailed from the Isle of Skye.
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 John Sandfield Macdonald
Macdonald passed his preliminary examination before the Law society, and in June, 1840, was admitted to the bar, and begum practice in Cornwall.
Macdonald is lieutenant-colonel commanding the Glengarry reserve militia, and president of the Montreal and Ottawa junction railway.
Macdonald, though regarded as a reformer during the greater part of his public life, never claimed political consistency, nor permitted his allegiance to party to influence his judgment or determine his actions.
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 Canadian History - Hon. John Sandfield Macdonald
His father, Alexander Macdonald, is said to have swallowed Solomon's maxim of "spare the rod and spoil the child", and the discipline to which he subjected young John Sandfield was of such a nature that the high-spirited lad frequently ran away from home.
Macdonald was opposed to the government; but he was an Upper Canadian, and was far from being cordial with Sir Allan MacNab, the opposition leader for that section of the country.
Family-compact Toryism had acquired a subdued tone in official circles, in consequence of the despatch of Lord John Russell, sent out in 1839, in which the alternative of supporting the government or retiring from their places was held out to the officials who had seats in either branches of the legislature.
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 MacDonald john S., Sketch
John Sandfield Macdonald was born at St. Raphael, Glengarry, a county in which that surname is by no means uncommon on December 12th, 1812.
As Confederation approached, Sandfield took a strong stand in opposition to it and to its chief proponent, John A. Macdonald.
Macdonald was called to the Bar in 1840 and set up practice in Cornwall.
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 Sir John A Macdonald
MacDonald was chosen as the obvious man to become the first Prime Minister and was proclaimed Knight Commander of the Bath and hence became Sir John A. MacDonald.
The leaders of the movement, with John A MacDonald at the forefront sailed to Prince Edward Island in 1864 and meet with the maritime leaders who themselves were looking at their own union.
MacDonald, as shrew as he could be, offered the people of BC a link to the east by railroad as an inducement to joining Canada.
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 Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Macdonald, Sir John Alexander, lawyer, businessman, politician, first prime minister of Canada (b at Brunswick Place, across the Clyde R from Glasgow, Scot 10 Jan 1815; d at Ottawa 6 June 1891).
Macdonald was brought to Kingston, Upper Canada, by his parents when he was 5 years old and he grew up and attended school there, in rural Lennox, Addington and Prince Edward counties.
Macdonald's personal life was marked by a number of misfortunes.
www.canadianencyclopedia.ca /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0004867   (427 words)

  
 Sir John Alexander Macdonald
Macdonald and his associates turned the tide, and succeeded in convincing most of the gentlemen present that the larger union of all the British North American provinces was much the more desirable scheme of the two.
Alexander Mackenzie accepted the responsibilities of office, and Sir John was leader of the opposition for nearly five years, and as such gave the administration the benefit of his ability and long experience in perfecting, among other measures of importance, the insolvent act and the act that constituted the supreme court of the Dominion.
Macdonald held the office'of minister of militia jointly with that of attorney-general from January to May, 1862, and from August, 1865, until the union.
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 Hugh John Macdonald
Sir Hugh John Macdonald (1850-1929) was the only surviving son of Sir John A. Macdonald and a politician in his own right serving briefly as premier of Manitoba.
Macdonald retired from politics and returned to the law becoming a police magistrate in 1911.
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