Sir Richard William Scott

Sir Richard William Scott (HM1KJH)

Location: Prescott, Ontario Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 42.7', W 75° 30.869'

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Born at Prescott, Scott was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced law in Ottawa. As a member of the legislature of United Canada (1857-63) he sponsored the Separate School Act of 1863. Subsequently, he represented Ottawa in the Ontario legislature (1867-73) and was Commissioner of Crown Lands (1871-73). Appointed to the Senate in 1874, he served as Secretary of State in the Mackenzie Cabinet (1874-8) and was responsible for the Canada Temperance Act of 1878. He held the same post in the Laurier Government (1890-1908), and was Liberal leader in the Senate (1902-8). He died at Ottawa.


Homme politique et avocat né à Prescott (Haut-Canada), Scott exerça sa profession à Ottawa. Député à l'Assemblée du Canada-Uni (1857-1863), il fit adopter la loi des écoles confessionnelles. Il représenta la circonscription d'Ottawa au parlement ontarien de 1867 à 1873 et fut nommé au Sénat en 1874. Secrétaire d'État dans le Cabinet Mackenzie, il fit adopter, en 1878, la loi de tempérance connue sous son nom. A nouveau secrétaire d'État dans le Cabinet Laurier en 1896, il fut leader du gouvernement au Sénat de 1902 à 1908. Il est décédé à Ottawa.
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monument Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada
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Date Added Monday, May 18th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 459247 N 4951049
Decimal Degrees44.71166667, -75.51448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 42.7', W 75° 30.869'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 42' 42" N, 75° 30' 52.14" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 121 Dibble St W, Prescott Ontario , CA
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