Prime Minister Mackenzie King & Sir John A.

1941
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King places a wreath during an event in Kingston, Ontario, on June 7, 1941, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's death. Source: Queen's University Archives.Pinterest
Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King places a wreath during an event in Kingston, Ontario, on June 7, 1941, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Sir John A. Macdonald's death. Source: Queen's University Archives.

Canada's longest-serving Prime Minister, Mackenzie King was a great student of the life and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald. His father had taught Sir John A.'s son, Hugh John, law in Toronto. As Prime Minister, Mackenzie King and his government organized the large commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Sir John A.'s death at City Park in 1941. King is also known to have visited Sir John A.'s Kingston grave privately on more than one occasion.