John Abbott

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The Honourable
Sir John Abbott
PC KCMG QC
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3rd Prime Minister of Canada
In office
June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892
MonarchVictoria
Preceded byJohn A. Macdonald
Succeeded byJohn Thompson
19th Mayor of Montreal
In office
1887–1888
Preceded byHonoré Beaugrand
Succeeded byJacques Grenier
Senator for Inkerman, Quebec
In office
May 12, 1887 – October 30, 1893
Appointed byJohn A. Macdonald
Preceded byJohn Hamilton
Succeeded byWilliam Owens
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Argenteuil
In office
1860[1] – 1874
Succeeded byLemuel Cushing, Jr.
In office
1880–1887
Preceded byThomas Christie
Succeeded byJames Crocket Wilson
Personal details
BornJohn Joseph Caldwell Abbott
(1821-03-12)March 12, 1821
St-Andre-Est, Lower Canada
DiedOctober 30, 1893(1893-10-30) (aged 72)
Montreal, Quebec
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)Mary Martha Bethune
RelationsJoseph Abbott, father
Children5 sons, 5 daughters
Alma materMcGill University
ProfessionLawyer (corporate), Professor
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio (1887-1891)
President of the Privy Council (1891-1892)
Leader of the Government in the Senate (1887-1893)
ReligionAnglican
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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". CBC.ca. November 12, 2002. Retrieved July 25, 2012.

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