Sir John J. C. Abbott

Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott

Time as Canada’s Prime Minister
1891 – 1892

Born: March 12, 1821, St. Andrews, Lower Canada

Died: October 30, 1893, Montréal, Quebec
Grave site is at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montréal, Quebec

Education: University of McGill College, B.C.L. 1854

Other Jobs he’s held:
Lawyer (called to the Bar of Canada East in 1847)
1853 – 1876 Professor of Law, McGill
1855 – 1880 Dean of Law, McGill
1862 – President, Canada Central Railway
1862 – 1884 Raised and commanded the Argenteuil Rangers
1885 – 1891 Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Pacific Railway
1887 – 1888 Elected Mayor of Montreal

Political Party
Liberal-Conservative (forerunner of the Conservative Party)
1891 – 1892 Party Leader

Political Accomplishments
Chair, House of Commons Banking Committee 1867-1874

Senator and Leader of the Government in the Senate 1887-1893

The first Prime Minister to lead the country from the Senate

And on a personal note:
Married 1849, Mary Bethune (1823 – 1898)

Four sons, four daughters

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