Profile of Sir John A. Macdonald
Political Figure / Prime Minister of Canada
Date Of Birth:
11 January 1815
Date Of Death:
6 June 1891
Place Of Birth:
Best Known As:
Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 and 1878-91
John A. Macdonald was born in Scotland, then emigrated to Canada as a young boy. After practicing law in Kingston, Ontario, Macdonald went into politics and during the 1860s championed the confederation of the Canadian provinces. He was instrumental in securing passage of the British North America Act, and is considered the primary organizer of the Dominion of Canada, serving as its first Prime Minister.
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