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John A. Macdonald
John A. Macdonald
Birth: January 11, 1815
Death: June 6, 1891
John A. Macdonald
Birth: January 11, 1815
Death: June 6, 1891

Sir John Alexander Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and the dominant figure of Canadian Confederation. Macdonald's tenure in office spanned 19 years, making him the second longest serving Prime Minister of Canada. He is the only Canadian Prime Minister to win six majority governments. He was the major proponent of a national railway, completed in 1885, linking Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. He won praise for having helped forge a nation of sprawling geographic size, with two diverse European colonial origins, and a multiplicity of cultural backgrounds and political views.

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