John Abbott

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Birthday
12, 1821
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 30, 1893 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
12, 1821
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Oct 30, 1893 (72)

About

Canadian politician who was Canada's third prime minister for seventeen months, from June 16, 1891 to November 24, 1892. He oversaw an economic recession in Canada during his short tenure.

Before Fame

He was the defense lawyer of Confederate soldiers who raided St. Albans, Vermont, from Canada during the Civil War.

Trivia

He was an effective leader but stayed for only one term in office due to his declining health.

Family Life

He had five sons and five daughters with wife Mary Martha Bethune.

Associated With

His style of leadership inspired future Canadian prime ministers like Jean Chretien.