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Sir Francis Hincks 1807-1885

Sir Francis Hincks

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2009

Sir Francis Hincks

Photo by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Sir Francis Hincks

Photo Source - Wikipedia

Plaque Location

The County of Oxford
The City of Woodstock
On the northeast corner of Light and Hunter streets
1 block north of Dundas Street


Coordinates: N 43 07.886 W 80 45.637

Map

Plaque Text

Francis Hincks was born in Ireland. He came to the Canadas in 1830 and in 1841 was elected as Member for Oxford. He joined the Reformers in the struggle for Responsible Government. He was their financial expert, an advocate of railway building and, with A.-N. Morin, led the government of the Province of Canada from 1851 to 1854. After serving as Governor of Barbados and British Guiana, 1856-1869, he returned to Canada. As Finance Minister in the Macdonald government he framed the Bank Act of 1871 which laid the foundation of Canada's banking system. In 1873 he returned to business life in Montreal where he died.

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