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John Sandfield Macdonald 1812-1872

John Sandfield Macdonald 1812-1872

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2005

John Sandfield Macdonald 1812-1872

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

John Sandfield Macdonald 1812-1872

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Plaque Location

The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry
The Township of South Glengarry
In St. Raphaels at street number 19963
on the north side of Road 18
just west of the ruins of the church

Coordinates: N 45 12.643 W 74 36.047


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Plaque Text

St. Raphael is the birthplace of John Sandfield Macdonald, Prime Minister of the Province of Canada 1862-64, and first Premier of Ontario 1867-71. First elected to represent Glengarry in the legislature of Canada in 1841, he became one of the leaders of the Reform party and served in several ministries prior to Confederation in 1867. Always independent in his political thinking, he at first opposed the federation of the provinces. Later he co-operated with Sir John A. Macdonald, chief architect of Confederation, at whose request he formed a coalition ministry in Ontario.

Other plaques in St. Raphaels
Bishop Alexander Macdonell 1762-1840
The College of Iona
Glengarry Emigration of 1786
Parish of St. Raphael
St. Raphael's Ruins



South Glengarry Plaques

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