James Morris

James Morris (HM1MSI)

Location: Brockville, Ontario K6V 4T4 Leeds and Grenville United Counties
Country: Canada
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N 44° 35.423', W 75° 41.156'

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1798 - 1865

A prominent Canadian politician, Morris was born in Paisley, Scotland. His family immigrated to Canada in 1801 and later settled in Elizabethtown (Brockville). He joined his brothers, Alexander and William, in business there about 1820 and by 1836 had gained prominence in commercial and banking circles. Morris represented Leeds in the provincial legislature from 1837 until his appointment to the Legislative Council in 1844. Named first Canadian postmaster-general in 1851, when responsibility for that service passed from the British government, he introduced Canada's first stamps, and significantly standardized and reduced rates. Morris subsequently served as speaker of the Legislative Council (1853-54, 1858) and concluded his public career as receiver-general (1862-63) in the Reform ministry of J.S. Macdonald and L.-V. Sicotte.
Year Placed1979
Placed ByOntario Heritage Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation
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Date Added Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445554 N 4937677
Decimal Degrees44.59038333, -75.68593333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 35.423', W 75° 41.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 35' 25.38" N, 75° 41' 9.36" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 County Rd 29, Brockville Ontario K6V 4T4, CA
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