Portrait of Sir John Alexander Macdonald

Sir John A. Macdonald (1815-1891) was the first prime minister of the Dominion of Canada. His role in creating Canada and the realization of his dream to build a transcontinental railway have fixed his place as a nation builder in Canadian history. He became prime minister of the new Dominion of Canada in 1867. He remained in office until 1873 and then again from 1878 to his death in 1891.

c. 1867
Ontario, CANADA
C-021604, DAPDCAP 35367
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