Hon. John Henry Pope: Eastern Townships Politician

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Hon. John Henry Pope: Eastern Townships Politician
Abstract
John Henry Pope (1819-1889), an Eastern Townships farmer, lumberman and railway entrepreneur, began his political career in 1857 by winning the Compton seat in the assembly of the Province of Canada. He held that seat without interruption until Confederation, and in the House of Commons until his death in 1889. Pope was a leading cabinet minister in Sir John A. Macdonald's Conservative governments. He was first appointed Minister of Agriculture in October 1871 and retained the office until the government's resignation over the Pacific Scandal in November 1873. On Macdonald's return to power in 1878, Pope again became Minister of Agriculture, and in September 1885 was appointed Minister of Railways and Canals.
Type
Master's Thesis
University
Bishop's University
Place
Lennoxville, QC
Date
1966
Language
en
Citation
Laberee, Waymer S. “Hon. John Henry Pope: Eastern Townships Politician.” Master’s Thesis, Bishop’s University, 1966.
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