Sir Joseph Pope

August 16, 1854 - December 2, 1926
Mr. Joseph Pope by William James Topley. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Mr. Joseph Pope by William James Topley. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Sir Joseph Pope was the famous – and loyal – private assistant to Sir John A. Macdonald during the Father of Confederation's latter years. Macdonald summoned the young man to serve the Prime Minister from the ranks of the public service. In later years, after Sir John A. Macdonald was gone, Pope penned the Memoirs of the Right Honourable Sir John Alexander Macdonald and proved crucial to cementing Macdonald's place in Canadian history for future generations.