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Sir George William Ross 1841-1914

Sir George William Ross

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Adam Shortt

Photo from Google Street View ©2010 Google - Posted December, 2010

Sir George William Ross

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Plaque Location

The County of Middlesex
The City of London
Inside the Middlesex Court House
on the southwest corner of Dundas Street and Ridout Street
on the wall in the reception area

Coordinates: N 42 58.926 W 81 15.261


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Plaque Text

Born in Middlesex County, Ross was a teacher and school inspector before entering law and politics. Having represented West Middlesex as a Liberal member of the House of Commons (1872-83), he entered provincial politics, was Minister of Education (1883-99), and became premier in 1899. Precariously surviving the election of 1902, his defeat in 1905 marked the end of 34 years of Liberal rule in Ontario. Called to the Senate in 1907 he was Liberal leader there from 1911 until his death. An outstanding public speaker, he was also the author of several works on politics and education. He died at Toronto.

Other plaques at this location
Adam Shortt 1859-1931
Archibald Byron Macallum 1859-1934
Edward Blake 1833-1912
Sir Arthur William Currie 1875-1933

Related Ontario plaque
Sir George W. Ross 1841-1914



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