Alexander Campbell Becomes John A.'s Second Articling Student

1839
Sir Alexander Campbell. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Sir Alexander Campbell. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

In 1839 Alexander Campbell becomes Macdonald's second articling student (Oliver Mowat is his first). Four years later Macdonald makes him a junior partner. As biographer Richard Gwyn notes: “Their agreement gave Campbell a third of the profits of the general business, excluding those generated by Macdonald from his own work as solicitor of the Commercial Bank. The deal was well structured: the practice would continue to provide him with a salary, but Macdonald no longer needed to be there all the time.”