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Prescott in Leeds & Grenville Counties, Ontario — Central Canada

Sir Richard William Scott


Sir Richard William Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
1. Sir Richard William Scott Marker
Inscription. English:
Born at Prescott, Scott was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced law in Ottawa. As a member of the legislature of United Canada (1857-63) he sponsored the Separate School Act of 1863. Subsequently, he represented Ottawa in the Ontario legislature (1867-73) and was Commissioner of Crown Lands (1871-73). Appointed to the Senate in 1874, he served as Secretary of State in the Mackenzie Cabinet (1874-8) and was responsible for the Canada Temperance Act of 1878. He held the same post in the Laurier Government (1890-1908), and was Liberal leader in the Senate (1902-8). He died at Ottawa.

Homme politique et avocat né à Prescott (Haut-Canada), Scott exerça sa profession à Ottawa. Député à l'Assemblée du Canada-Uni (1857-1863), il fit adopter la loi des écoles confessionnelles. Il représenta la circonscription d'Ottawa au parlement ontarien de 1867 à 1873 et fut nommé au Sénat en 1874. Secrétaire d'État dans le Cabinet Mackenzie, il fit adopter, en 1878, la loi de tempérance connue sous son nom. A nouveau secrétaire d'État dans le Cabinet Laurier en 1896, il fut leader du gouvernement au Sénat de 1902 à 1908. Il est décédé à Ottawa.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
Sir Richard William Scott Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2014
2. Sir Richard William Scott Marker
The marker is at the NW corner of the building
(right side of photo).
Location. 44° 42.7′ N, 75° 30.869′ W. Marker is in Prescott, Ontario, in Leeds & Grenville Counties. Marker is at the intersection of Edwards Street South and Dibble Street West, on the right when traveling south on Edwards Street South. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 369 Edwards Street South, Prescott, Ontario K0E, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prescott Barracks and Hospital (about 180 meters away, measured in a direct line); Major James Morrow Walsh (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Forwarding Trade at Prescott (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Prescott War Memorial (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Fort Wellington (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Col. Edward Jessup (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Bytown and Prescott Railway Company 1850 (approx. half a kilometer away); Grand Trunk Railway (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Prescott.
Also see . . .  Sir Richard William Scott - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. Although Scott was a dedicated teetotaller and vegetarian from his youth, he and his wife entertained on a lavish scale and their wine cellar was always amply stocked. A man of decided opinions, he took pride in his independence of mind, and as
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3. Sir Richard William Scott
he aged he displayed some irascibility. At home he nevertheless continued to preside over a “rollicking noisy clan.” A strong believer in the virtues of clean living and exercise, he favoured hydropathy over drugs and doctors.
(Submitted on May 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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