John Sandfield Macdonald

July 16, 1867 – December 20, 1871
John Sandfield Macdonald by William James Topley. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
John Sandfield Macdonald by William James Topley. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Also hailing from eastern Ontario, John Sandfield Macdonald was Ontario's first Premier. His service to his province has been overshadowed by Sir John A. Macdonald of Ontario's status as the nation's first Prime Minister. However, John Sandfield Macdonald will always stand in history as Ontario's very first Premier.