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Prescott in Leeds and Grenville United Counties, Ontario — Central Canada (North America)

Jean Casselman Wadds

Jean Casselman Wadds Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 30, 2022
1. Jean Casselman Wadds Marker
Inscription.  Jean Casselman Wadds, a resident of Prescott from 1946 until her death in 2011, was the first woman to serve as Canada's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. Appointed by Prime Minister Joe Clark in 1979, Mrs. Wadds completed her term in office under the government of Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and participated in the negotiations leading to the reform of Canada's constitution, proclaimed in Ottawa on April 17, 1982. Prime Minister Trudeau later credited three women in the patriation of the Canadian Constitution Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher of the U.K., and Canada's High Commissioner, Jean Wadds. Jean Casselman became our Member of Parliament in 1958, taking over the seat previously held by her husband, A.C. Casselman, and served until 1968. She and her father, the Hon. Earl Rowe, were the only father and daughter ever to serve as MPs simultaneously.
Erected by Prescott Heritage Committee and Grenville Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1946.
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44° 42.216′ N, 75° 31.253′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Ontario, in Leeds and Grenville United Counties. Marker can be reached from 1 Sophia Street. Marker is down by the river at the end of Sophia Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prescott ON K0E 1T0, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of Ogdensburg (a few steps from this marker); The Rothesay (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Justus Sherwood 1747-1798 (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); Grand Trunk Railway (approx. 0.9 kilometers away); Sir Richard William Scott (approx. one kilometer away); Major James Morrow Walsh 1840-1905 (approx. 1.1 kilometers away); Fort Wellington Hospital (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); Prescott Barracks and Hospital (approx. 1.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 19 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 2, 2022, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 30, 2023