Sir John Thompson

December 5, 1892 – December 12, 1894
Sir John Thompson. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Sir John Thompson. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Sir John Thompson, of Nova Scotia, was to become Prime Minister after Sir John Abbott retired due to poor health. Thompson was in his 40s when he became Prime Minister and many expected him to carry on into office for many years to come. Tragically, however, Thompson died at Windsor Castle in England. He remains one of the great "what ifs?" of Canadian political history.