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Brown, George

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Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1880 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Journalist, Politician

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1818 - Born in Edinburgh on the 29th of November.

 

1837 - He emigrated to New York City.

 

1843 - He moved to Toronto, where he began publication of the Banner, a newspaper supporting the newly formed Free Church of Scotland.

 

1853 - He began to issue The Globe, a weekly Reform political journal.

 

1857 - He entered the Canadian Parliament as an independent Liberal for Kent County.

 

1858 - Rebuilt the Canada West Liberal Party and briefly held office as prime minister.

 

1865 - 1867 - He resigned from the government and never again sat in the House of Commons, though he sought reelection.

 

1873 - He entered the Senate.

 

1874 - Helped negotiate a new reciprocity treaty with the United States.

 

1880 - Died in Toronto on the 9th of May.


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