Ottawa, Ontario — Central Canada
Thomas D'Arcy McGee
1825 - 1868
Journalist, poet, Irish patriot, Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation, McGee was born in Ireland, where he was involved in nationalist politics. Forced to flee to America in 1848, he worked for several years in the United States before settling in Montréal in 1857. In 1858 he was first elected to the legislature for Montréal West. An eloquent orator in support of Confederation, McGee attended the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, and later represented Montréal West in the House of Commons until felled near this site an by assassin's bullet on April 7, 1868.
Thomas D'Arcy McGee, journaliste, poète, patriote irlandais, homme politique canadien et père de la Confédération, est né en Irlande, où il devint nationaliste dès son jeune âge. Obligé de fuir son pays en 1848, il travailla aux États-Unis pendant plusieurs années avant de s'établir à Montréal en 1857. L'année suivante, il fut élu député à l'Assemblée législative. Partisan fervent et éloquent de la Confédération, il assista aux conférences de Charlottetown et de Québec. Il fut député de Montréal-Ouest à la Chambre des communes jusqu'à son assassinat, près d'ici, le 7 avril 1868.
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Location. 45° 25.33′ N, 75° 41.929′ W. Marker is in Ottawa, Ontario. Touch for map. Marker is along Sparks Street, a converted pedestrian mall, east of O'Connor Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 Sparks Street Mall, Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Asbury College (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Terry Fox 1958 -1981 (about 120 meters away); Parliament Clocktower Bell (about 150 meters away); Canada’s Capital (about 180 meters away); Lotta Hitschmanova, C.C. (about 240 meters away); Nicholas Sparks (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Women Are Persons! (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Lieutenant Colonel Charles-Michel d’Irumberry de Salaberry, CB (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ottawa.
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1. Thomas D'Arcy McGee. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thomas D'Arcy McGee. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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