Hugh McDonald (politician)
Hugh Macdonald, – February 28, 1899) was a lawyer, judge and member of the First Canadian Parliament. He represented the Antigonish riding of Nova Scotia, from 1867 to 1869, along with William Hallett Ray, as an Anti-Confederate and, from 1869 to 1873, as a Liberal-Conservative.(May 4, 1827
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
|Succeeded by||Angus McIsaac|
|Born||May 4, 1827|
South River, Nova Scotia
|Died||February 28, 1899 71) (aged|
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
|Political party||Anti-Confederate (1867-1869)|
|Residence||Antigonish, Nova Scotia|
|Cabinet||President of the Privy Council (1873)|
Minister of Militia and Defence (1873)
The son of Allan McDonald and Christina Cameron, he was educated at Saint Francis Xavier University and called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1855. McDonald married Sarah Smith in 1856. He practiced law in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. McDonald represented Antigonish County in the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia from 1859 to 1863. In 1872, he was named Queen's Counsel.
McDonald served as President of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada and Minister of Militia and Defense in 1873. Later that year, he resigned his seat in parliament to accept an appointment to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
|By-election on 7 July 1873
On Mr. McDonald being appointed Minister of Militia and Defence, 1 July 1873
|1872 Canadian federal election|
|1867 Canadian federal election: Antigonish|
|Conservative||William A. Henry||390||23.96|
|Total valid votes||1,628||100.00|
|This electoral district was created by the British North America Act, 1867 from the colonial Province of Nova Scotia's Antigonish electoral district. William Alexander Henry was one of the incumbents, along with John McKinnon.|
|Source: Library of Parliament|
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- Library of Parliament. "History of Federal Ridings since 1867, Antigonish, Nova Scotia (1867 - 1917)". Retrieved 1 December 2015.