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John Graham Haggart

The Hon.
John Graham Haggart
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lanark South
In office
Preceded by Alexander Morris
Succeeded by Adelbert Edward Hanna
Personal details
Born (1836-11-14)14 November 1836
Perth, Upper Canada
Died 13 March 1913(1913-03-13) (aged 76)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Conservative

John Graham Haggart, PC (14 November 1836 – 13 March 1913) was a Canadian politician.

Haggart served as a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1913. This forty-year period of service in the Commons is the second-longest in Canadian history, exceeded only by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, whose period of service (1874-1919) mostly overlaps with Haggart's.[1] He was appointed as Postmaster General, serving in the cabinets of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir John Abbott until 1892, when he switched portfolios, serving as Minister of Railways and Canals until the defeat of the Conservative government in 1896.

Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, Haggart was elected Mayor of Perth, Ontario three times: in 1867, 1869 and 1871.


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  • John Graham Haggart – Parliament of Canada biography
  • "John Graham Haggart".  

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