John Alexander Macdonald was born in Ramshorn parish in Glasgow, Scotland back in 1815 to Hugh and Helen. In 1820, the family moved to Kingston, Canada. In 1829, his father was appointed a magistrate for the Midland District west of Kingston. When he was 10 the family sent him to Midland District Grammar School. He stayed until he reached 15 and left.
He started studying law travelling by steamboat to Toronto he passed the examination set by The Law Society of Upper Canada. He was a promising student, and in the summer of 183, he managed the Mackenzie office. Later that year he was sent to manage the law office of a Mackenzie cousin who had fallen ill.
He was called to the bar in 1836. One of his earliest clients was Eliza Grimason who sought his advice concerning a shop for her and her husband. Mr. Grimason became one of his most loyal supporters. In 1838, he was sent to represent a group of American raiders who had crossed the border to liberate Canada. He died in 1891, he was 76.
What you may not know about John is that he was elected as the first prime minister of Canada. He was also a dominate figure of the Canadian Confederation.
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