James Angus MacKinnon

James Angus MacKinnon, PC (October 4, 1881 April 18, 1958) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

James Angus MacKinnon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton West
In office
Preceded byCharles Stewart
Succeeded byGeorge Prudham
Senator for Edmonton, Alberta
In office
Appointed byLouis St. Laurent
Personal details
Born(1881-10-04)October 4, 1881
Port Elgin, Ontario
DiedApril 18, 1958(1958-04-18) (aged 76)
Political partyLiberal
CabinetMinister Without Portfolio
Minister of Trade and Commerce
Minister of National Revenue (Acting)
Minister of Fisheries
Minister of Mines and Resources

Born in Port Elgin, Ontario, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the riding of Edmonton West in the 1935 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1940 and 1945. He held many cabinet positions in the cabinets of Mackenzie King and Louis Stephen St-Laurent including Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Minister of National Revenue (Acting), Minister of Fisheries, and Minister of Mines and Resources. In 1949, he was appointed to the Senate of Canada representing the senatorial division of Edmonton, Alberta. From 1949 to 1950, while a senator, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of Louis Stephen St-Laurent.

He died in office in 1958. He married Irene Sharpe from Prince Edward Island and had one adopted daughter, Keltie. She died on October 31, 1968, leaving her husband Denis Slattery, and five children, Sandy White (née Slattery), Gayle Slattery, John Slattery, Jim Slattery and Ann Varszegi (née Slattery).


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