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John A. Macdonald

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Birthday
11, 1815
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 6, 1891 (76)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1815
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Jun 6, 1891 (76)

About

Canadian lawyer and politician who became the 1st Prime Minister of Canada in 1867. He notably led the conferences and the drafting of the British North America Act, which made Canada an official nation on 1 July 1867. He is credited with creating the Canadian Federation.

Before Fame

At age 15, he traveled to Toronto to gain a law degree to support his family.

Trivia

He is responsible for securing most of the territories Canada controls presently.

Family Life

He married his first cousin, Isabella Clark in September 1843.

Associated With

He was in office while Abraham Lincoln was president of the U.S..