Alexander Mackenzie

1873 - 1878
Alexander Mackenzie. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Alexander Mackenzie. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Alexander Mackenzie, Canada's second Prime Minister and the first Liberal leader to hold the post of Prime Minister, has the unique distinction of being the only political leader to have defeated Sir John A. Macdonald. Mackenzie was Prime Minister between 1873 and 1878. Like his rival, Mackenzie was born in Scotland and first lived in Kingston after his arrival from across the Atlantic.