Murray MacLaren

Murray MacLaren, PC (April 30, 1861 December 24, 1942) was a Canadian politician and the 18th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

The Hon.

Murray MacLaren
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John—Albert
In office
December 6, 1921  January 31, 1935
Serving with John B. M. Baxter
Preceded byStanley Edward Elkin
Succeeded byWilliam Ryan
18th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
January 31, 1935  March 5, 1940
MonarchGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Bessborough
The Lord Tweedsmuir
PremierLeonard P. D. Tilley
Allison Dysart
Preceded byHugh Havelock McLean
Succeeded byWilliam George Clark
Personal details
Born(1861-04-30)April 30, 1861
Richibucto, New Brunswick
DiedDecember 24, 1942(1942-12-24) (aged 81)
Saint John, New Brunswick
Political partyConservative

Born in Richibucto, New Brunswick, he was a physician before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the New Brunswick riding of St. John—Albert in the 1921 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1925, 1926, and 1930. From 1930 to 1934, he was the Minister of Pensions and National Health. From 1935 to 1940, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. He died in 1942 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

  • Murray MacLaren – Parliament of Canada biography
  • MacLaren Residence
  • "Dame Murray MacLaren, Wife of Lt.-Governor of New Brunswick, Dies". The Winnipeg Tribune. 13 Jul 1936. p. 8. Retrieved 25 December 2016 via

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