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Banner: First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Alexander Mackenzie

Alexander Mackenzie.

Quick Facts

1822 - 1892

Term(s) of Office:

November 7, 1873 - October 8, 1878

Born

  • January 28, 1822, Logierait, Perthshire, Scotland
  • Emigrated to Canada in 1842

Education

  • Public schools at Perth, Moulin and Dunkeld, Scotland

Personal Life

  • Married 1845, Helen Neil (1826 - 1852)
  • One daughter (two other children died in infancy)
  • Re-married 1853, Jane Sym (1825 - 1893)

Occupations

  • Stonemason
  • Building contractor
  • 1852 - 1854 Editor of the Lambton Shield
  • 1866 - 1874 Major, 27th Lambton Volunteer Infantry
  • 1871 - 1872 MLA Ontario
  • Author

Political Party

  • Liberal
  • 1873 - 1880 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1867 - 1882 Lambton, Ontario
  • 1882 - 1892 York East, Ontario

Other Ministries

  • 1873 - 1878 Public Works

Political Record

  • Formed the first Liberal administration of the Dominion of Canada 1873
  • Secret Ballot 1874
  • Founding of Royal Military College 1874
  • Creation of Supreme Court 1875
  • Creation of the Office of the Auditor General 1878
  • Leader of the Opposition 1878 - 1880

Died

  • April 17, 1892, Toronto, Ontario
  • Grave site: Lakeview Cemetery, near Sarnia, Ontario

Source: Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867 - 1994. [Ottawa]: National Archives of Canada, c1994. 20 p.

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