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Brown, George

Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1880 AD
Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Journalist, Politician

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.