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Cartwright, Richard John, Sir (Richard)

Born: 1835 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician


1835 - He was born and raised in Kingston, Ontario on the 4th of December.

1863 - He was elected as a Conservative Party member and supporter of John A. Macdonald in the Province of Canada's legislative assembly.

1867 - The Province of Canada became part of the new Canadian confederation. Cartwright was elected to the newly-formed Canadian House of Commons, again as a Tory.

1869 - He broke with the Conservatives over Macdonald's appointment of Sir Francis Hincks as Minister of Finance, and crossed the floor to join the Liberal Party of Canada.

1874 - In election, Cartwright was appointed Minister of Finance by Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie.

1878 - Cartwright returned to the opposition bench when the Liberals were defeated in the election.

1879 - He was awarded a knighthood.

1887 - In election, he represented the ridings of Oxford South.

1898 - He also served as a Canadian member of the Anglo-American Joint High Commission to resolve diplomatic problems between Canada and the US.

1902 - Cartwright was appointed to the Imperial Privy Council, which allowed him to use the honorific "Right Honourable".

1909 - He served as Leader of the Government in the Senate .

1911 - He served as Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

1912 - He died on the 24th of September.



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