Facts about Sir Macdonald

Sir John A. Macdonald died at 76 years old
Died: June 6, 1891
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Best known as: Prime Minister of Canada 1867-73 and 1878-91



Sir John A. Macdonald Biography

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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