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Sir Allan Napier MacNab 1798-1862

Sir Allan Napier MacNab

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted June, 2009

Sir Allan Napier MacNab

Photo by contributor Brian Bockus - Posted May 31, 2018

Sir Allan Napier MacNab

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The City of Hamilton
In front of Dundurn Castle in Dundurn Park
on York Boulevard at Dundurn Street North

Coordinates: N 43 16.152 W 79 53.100


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Plaque Text

Politician, businessman, land speculator and soldier, Allan MacNab enjoyed a very public life. He was a successful lawyer and was appointed Upper Canada's first Queen's Counsel. In 1838 he was knighted for his role in suppressing the rebellion in Upper Canada. The profits from his extensive land speculation were fed into a variety of projects, including construction of his monument, Dundurn. He was influential in establishing the Gore Bank and in promoting the Great Western Railway. During a political career spanning three decades, he was three times Speaker and, from 1854 to 1856, Premier.

Another plaque at this location
Dundurn Castle

Related Ontario plaque
The Great Western Railway



Rebellion of 1837

Hamilton Plaques

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