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.
He was the defense lawyer of Confederate soldiers who raided St. Albans, Vermont, from Canada during the Civil War.
He was an effective leader but stayed for only one term in office due to his declining health.
He had five sons and five daughters with wife Mary Martha Bethune.
His style of leadership inspired future Canadian prime ministers like Jean Chretien.