Mackenzie, Alexander

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Name
Mackenzie, Alexander Gender: M
born on 28 January 1822 at 00:15 (= 12:15 AM )
Place Logierait, Scotland, 56n38, 3w41
Timezone LMT m3w45 (is standard time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°36' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 07°51 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°32'



Biography

Scottish-born politician who became the second Prime Minister of Canada and the country's first Liberal head.

Mackenzie emigrated to Canada in 1842 and married three years later. A stonemason, he became active in the politics of his adopted country, joining what was then known as the Reform Party. Following a succession of political positions, including election to the Ontario Assembly he became Prime Minister in 1874 as head of the Liberal Party. He lost the election in 1878 but remained head of the opposition party until 1880.

He and his wife Helen had three children, two of whom died in infancy. Helen died in 1852 and he married Jane Sym a year later. He died on April 17, 1892 near Toronto.

Events

  • Death of Mate 1852
  • Relationship : Marriage 1845 (First marriage)
  • Work : Gain social status 1874 (Became Canada's Prime Minister)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1853 (Second marriage)

Source Notes

Forum member Bjorkstrand quotes biography "Alexander Mackenzie, Clear Grit" by Dale C. Thomson, page 3: "1822 - at Logierait Monday 28 January," wrote the proud father, " Born to me at quarter past twelve Sunday night or three quarters before one in the morning my third son-Babtized[sic] on Friday 8th of Feb. Named Alexander.'

Categories

  • Family : Relationship : Widowed
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (death of two children in infancy)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Prime Minister of Canada)

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