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Alexander Morris 1826-1889

Alexander Morris 1826-1889

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Alexander Morris 1826-1889

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted June, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Lanark
The Town of Perth
On the southeast corner of
Harvey Street and Gore Street East
[Note: The first photo above shows the plaque in its old location. The Google Street View and the map coordinates and the map below show it in its current location. I'd like to thank Rick Mason for letting me know about the location change.]

Coordinates: N 44 53.879 W 76 14.848


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Plaque Text

An astute public servant who played a significant role in the development of Western Canada, Morris was born in Perth. In 1861, after establishing a successful law practice in Montreal, he was elected to the legislature as the member for Lanark South. An eloquent advocate of the union of British North America, he supported the coalition that made confederation possible. Leaving federal politics in 1872, Morris became interim administrator, then Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba (1872-77) and the North-West Territories (1872-76). Although charged with managing a huge area with disparate groups during volatile times, he successfully introduced responsible government in Manitoba and negotiated treaties with the native peoples. Returning to Ontario in 1878, Morris served in the provincial legislature until his retirement in 1886.



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