Sir John Abbott

June 16, 1891 – November 24, 1892
Sir John Abbott. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Sir John Abbott. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Sir John Abbott was a senior member of Sir John A.'s cabinets. Upon Sir John A.'s death in 1891 the Governor General chose Abbott to be the Father of Confederation's successor. Abbott became the first Prime Minister to have been born in what was to become Canada. Of interest to modern-day Canadians will be the fact that famed actor Christopher Plummer is Abbott's great-great grandson.