Fonds F00818 - James MacKerras Macdonnell fonds

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James MacKerras Macdonnell fonds

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CA ON00239 F00818

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  • 1896-1968 (Creation)
    Creator
    Macdonnell, James MacKerras

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8 m of textual records

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(1884-1973)

Biographical history

Born in Kingston in 1884, James MacKerras Macdonnell attended Queen's University, graduating in 1905 with his Master of Arts degree. In that year he was the Rhodes scholar for Ontario, and in 1908 he graduated from Oxford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Upon his return to Canada he enrolled in the Ontario Law School, Osgoode Hall and was called to the bar in 1911. From 1911 to 1944 Mr. Macdonnell held various positions with the National Trust Company, resigning as President to seek election to the House of Commons. He was elected in 1945 for the riding of Muskoka-Ontario and was named financial critic for the Progressive Conservative Party. He remained active in politics until 1962. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of Canada on December 22 1967. Macdonnell died on July 27 1973.

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The fonds consists of correspondence, subject files, speeches, radio broadcasts and news clippings relating to Mr. Macdonnell's political career.

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Donated by Mr. Macdonnell - 1964

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  • English

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2119
2119.1

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Open

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Copyright restrictions may apply.

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No further accruals are expected

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Revised

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Description created on 1999/08/27. Last updated 30/06/2017.
Archivist(s): Ken Willmott

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  • English

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  • Shelf: 2119
  • Shelf: 2119.1