John Abbott

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The Honourable
Sir John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
In office
June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by John A. Macdonald
Succeeded by John Thompson
19th Mayor of Montreal
In office
Preceded by Honoré Beaugrand
Succeeded by Jacques Grenier
Senator for Inkerman, Quebec
In office
May 12, 1887 – October 30, 1893
Appointed by John A. Macdonald
Preceded by John Hamilton
Succeeded by William Owens
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Argenteuil
In office
1860[1] – 1874
Succeeded by Lemuel Cushing, Jr.
In office
Preceded by Thomas Christie
Succeeded by James Crocket Wilson
Personal details
Born John Joseph Caldwell Abbott
(1821-03-12)March 12, 1821
St-Andre-Est, Lower Canada
Died October 30, 1893(1893-10-30) (aged 72)
Montreal, Quebec
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Mary Martha Bethune
Relations Joseph Abbott, father
Children 5 sons, 5 daughters
Alma mater McGill University
Profession Lawyer (corporate), Professor
Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio (1887-1891)
President of the Privy Council (1891-1892)
Leader of the Government in the Senate (1887-1893)
Religion Anglican

Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott, (March 12, 1821 – October 30, 1893) was the third Prime Minister of Canada. He served in the office for seventeen months, from June 16, 1891 to November 24, 1892.[2][1] Through his daughter, Abbott is the great-grandfather of Canadian Academy Award-winning actor Christopher Plummer.[3]

Abbott died on March 12, 1893 from complications of pneumonia in his Montreal, Quebec home. He was 72 years old.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Abbott, Sir John". Encyclopedia Britannica. I: A-Ak - Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc. 2010. p. 13. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.
  2. Canadian Encyclopedia
  3. "CBC: Life And Times". November 12, 2002. Retrieved July 25, 2012.

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