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MCDONALD, The Hon. James, P.C., K.C.
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Source: Campeau, F.R.E. Illustrated guide to the House of Commons and Senate of Canada. Ottawa, 1879.
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1828.07.01
Place of Birth: Bridgeville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1912.10.03 (84 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Lawyer
Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 1425 Days (3 years, 10 months, 25 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Pictou, Nova Scotia Resignation. Appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, May 20, 1881. Conservative (1867-1942) 1878.11.04
(By-Election)
Elected
Pictou, Nova Scotia Resignation. Appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General, October 17, 1878. Conservative (1867-1942) 1878.09.17 Elected
Pictou, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1874.01.22 Defeated
Pictou, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1872.10.12 During the general election of 1872, elections in the constituencies were held at various times between 1872-07-20 and 1872-10-12. Elected
Pictou, Nova Scotia Conservative (1867-1942) 1867.09.20 During the general election of 1867, elections in the constituencies were held at various times between 1867-08-07 and 1867-09-20. Defeated

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PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Conservative (1867-1942) 1878.11.04 - 1881.05.19
Conservative (1867-1942) 1878.09.17 - 1978.10.16
Conservative (1867-1942) 1872.10.12 - 1874.01.21

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Resignation. Appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, May 20, 1881. 1878.10.17 - 1881.05.19

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Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal-Conservative Nova Scotia 1871.05.16 - 1872.07
Conservative Nova Scotia 1859 - 1871.05.16
^ Provincial / Territorial Constituency
ConstituenciesProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Pictou Nova Scotia 1871.05.16 - 1872.07
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
House of Assembly Nova Scotia 1871.05.16 - 1872.07
House of Assembly Nova Scotia 1859 - 1867.06.30
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Nova Scotia

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Member of the Executive Council 1864.12.12 - 1867.06.30
Financial Secretary 1864.12.12 - 1867.06.30
Railway Commissioner 1863.06.01 - 1864.12

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