Canadian Prime Ministers

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  • Sir John Alexander Macdonald

    Sir John Alexander Macdonald
    • Prime minister from July 1, 1867-November 5, 1873 and again from October 17, 1878-June 6, 1891
    • Important figure in the creation of the Canadian Pacific Railway from 1871 to 1885 and in the creation of the Northwest Mounted Police in 1873
    • Born on January 11, 1815, in Glasgow, Scotland and died on June 6, 1891
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp
  • Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott

    Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott
    • Prime minister form June 16, 1891 - November 24, 1892
    • One of his major accomplishments was the signing of a reciprocity treaty with the United States
    • First Prime Minister to lead the country from the Senate
    • First sat as a Member of Parliament in 1867
    • Lawyer and Mayor of Montreal from 1887 to 1889
    • Born on March 12, 1821 in St. Andrews, Lower Canada and died on October 30, 1893 in Montreal, Quebec.
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp
  • Sir Charles Tupper

    Sir Charles Tupper
    • Prime minister from May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896
    • Shortest serving Prime Minister in Canadian history
    • Premier of Nova Scotia from 1864 to 1867
    • Father of Confederation in 1867
    • Canada's Minister of Finance from 1887 to 1888
    • First sat as a member of the House of Commons in 1867
    • Leader of the Opposition from 1896 to 1901
    • Born on July 2, 1821 in Amherst, Nova Scotia and died on October 30, 1915 in Bexley Heath, England
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp
  • Alexander Mackenzie

    Alexander Mackenzie
    • Prime minister from November 7, 1873-October 8, 1878
    • Founded the Royal Military College in 1874, established the Supreme Court of Canada in 1875
    • First sat as Member of Parliament in 1867
    • Worked as a stonemason and building contractor
    • Born on January 28, 1822 in Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland and died on April 17, 1892 in Toronto, Ontario.
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp
  • Sir Mackenzie Bowell

    Sir Mackenzie Bowell
    • Prime minister from December 12, 1894 - April 27, 1896
    • Was Leader of the Government in the Senate from 1893 to 1896
    • Was Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 1896 to 1906
    • First sat as a Member of Parliament in 1867
    • Before entering political life he worked as a printer and editor
    • Born on December 27, 1823 in Ricking Hall, Suffolk, England and died on December 10, 1917 in Belleville, Ontaroio.
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp
  • Sir John Sparrow David Thompson

    Sir John Sparrow David Thompson
    • Prime minister from December 5, 1892 - December 12, 1894
    • Key figure in the creation of the Canadian Criminal Code in 1892
    • Lawyer who was elected Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882
    • First sat as a Member of Parliament in 1885
    • Was Canada's Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 1885 to 1894
    • Born on November 10, 1884, in Halifax, Nova Scotia and died on December 12, 1894 in Windsor Castle England.
    Bibliography: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/former.asp