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THOMPSON, The Right Hon. Sir John Sparrow David, P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C.
Picture of THOMPSON, The Right Hon. Sir John Sparrow David, P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C.
Photographer:
William James Topley
© Public Domain

Source: Library and Archives Canada, C-068645
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1844.11.10
Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1894.12.12 (50 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Lawyer, lecturer
Party Leader:
Notes: Of Irish origin.
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 3345 Days (9 years, 1 month, 28 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Antigonish, Nova Scotia Died in office. Liberal-Conservative 1891.03.05 Elected
Antigonish, Nova Scotia Liberal-Conservative 1887.02.22 Elected
Antigonish, Nova Scotia Liberal-Conservative 1885.10.16
(By-Election)
Elected

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal-Conservative 1885.09.26 - 1894.12.12

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Prime Minister of Canada

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Prime Minister Died in office. 1892.12.05 - 1894.12.12

Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Died in office. 1892.12.05 - 1894.12.12
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 1891.06.16 - 1892.11.24
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada 1885.09.26 - 1891.06.06

^ Committees - House of Commons
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^ Political Party Roles
Liberal-Conservative

RoleTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Party Leader 1892.12.05 - 1894.12.12
Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal-Conservative Nova Scotia 1877.12.04 - 1882.07.25
^ Provincial / Territorial Constituency
ConstituenciesProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Antigonish County Nova Scotia 1877.12.04 - 1882.07.25
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
House of Assembly Nova Scotia 1877.12.04 - 1882.07.25
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Nova Scotia

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Premier 1882.05.25 - 1882.07.18
Member of the Executive Council 1878.10.22 - 1882.07.18
Attorney General 1878.10.22 - 1882.07.18
Municipal Political Experience
MunicipalityLocal GovernmentFunctionMandate
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Municipal Government Alderman 1874 - 1877
Halifax,
Nova Scotia
Municipal Government Alderman 1871 - 1872
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Additional information ^ Biographical information
Marriage (1870.07.05 - 1894.12.12)
  • Affleck, Annie E.
    Birth: 1845.06.26 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Death: 1913.04.10
    Lady Thompson

Children
  • Thompson, N/A
    Birth: 1871.09.03 Death: 1871.09.03
    First born died at birth
  • Thompson, John Thomas Connolly
    Birth: 1872.10.20 Death: 1952

  • Thompson, Joseph
    Birth: 1874 Death: 1935

  • Thompson, Mary Aloysia (Babe)
    Birth: 1876 Death: 1917

  • Thompson, Mary Helena
    Birth: 1878.03.29 Death: 1944

  • Thompson, Annie Mary
    Birth: 1879.11.19 Death: 1880.09.17

  • Thompson, N/A
    Birth: 1880.12.07 Death: 1880.12.07

  • Thompson, Frances Alice (Frankie)
    Birth: 1881 Death: 1947

  • Thompson, David Anthony
    Birth: 1883 Death: 1885

Cause of Death: heart failure
Place of Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
^ Heritage Information
Plaques, Statues, etc.: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Other Information: First Among Equals -- The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
(Library and Archives Canada)
Details of Interest
  • First Roman Catholic PM
  • First provincial premier (Nova Scotia, 1882) to become PM of Canada
  • KCMG 1888
  • Of Irish descent

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