Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic
Andrew Archibald Macdonald
1829 - 1912
Born at Three Rivers, Brudenell Point, Macdonald, a merchant and shipbuilder, served as a member of the Legislative Assembly (1853-58) and of the Legislative Council (1867-72). He attended the Charlottetown and Quebec Conferences of 1864 and on the latter occasion compiled notes which provide one of the few original sources of information on that conference. After the entrance of the Island into Confederation in 1873 he became provincial Post Master General and later Lieutenant-Governor for five years before being called to the Senate in 1891. He died at Ottawa.
Négociant et armateur né à Brudenell, (l'ancien Trois-Rivières), Macdonald fut membre de l'Assemblée législative (1853-1858) et du Conseil législatif ( 1867-1872). En 1864, il assista à la Conférence de Charlottetown. Il assista également à celle de Québec et laissa des notes qui constituent l'une des seules sources originales sur ces déliberations. Dès l'entrée de l'Ile dans la Confederation (1873), il fut ministre provincial des Postes et, plus tard, lieutenant-gouverneur. Il accéda au Sénat en 1891 et mourut à Ottawa.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Henry Pope (here, next to this marker); Edward Palmer (here, next to this marker); Colonel John Hamilton Gray (here, next to this marker); George Coles (here, next to this marker); Thomas Heath Haviland (here, next to this marker); Edward Whelan (here, next to this marker); Province House (within shouting distance of this marker); Paardeberg (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottetown.
More about this marker. This marker is one of seven "Fathers of Confederation" markers located at the northeast corner of Provincial House.
Also see . . . Andrew Archibald Macdonald - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. For ten critical years he had been at the centre of Prince Edward Island affairs. If he attended to his self-interest, he always seemed to weigh it against his sense of honour and public duty, and in a bitterly partisan era he was widely respected for both his integrity (Submitted on January 12, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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