Albert Hagar

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Albert Hagar
Albert Hagar.jpg
Ontario MPP
In office
1881–1886
Preceded by William Harkin
Succeeded by Alfred Évanturel
Constituency Prescott
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prescott
In office
1867–1878
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Félix Routhier
Personal details
Born (1827-01-01)January 1, 1827
North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada
Died September 14, 1924(1924-09-14) (aged 97)
North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada
Political party Liberal
Occupation Merchant

Albert Hagar (January 1, 1827 – September 14, 1924) was a Canadian merchant and politician.

Hagar was born in North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1827.[1][2] He was the son of Abner Hagar, a former Montreal merchant, and Hannah P. Barker. He was educated in Vermont and became a farmer, merchant and lumber dealer and owned a sawmill and gristmill at Plantagenet.[3] Hagar was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Prescott in 1867. A Liberal, he was acclaimed in 1872 and re-elected in 1874. He was defeated in 1878.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Prescott in an 1881 by-election held after the death of William Harkin. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1883.

Hagar was also a captain in the local militia, superintendent of schools, reeve for North Plantagenet Township and warden for Prescott and Russell counties.[3] He also served as sheriff for Prescott and Russell counties.[4] Later in life, he was the last surviving member of the first Canadian parliament.

Hagar died in Plantagenet at the age of 97.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albert Hagar". Family Search.org. 
  2. ^ "1901 Census of Canada Page Information". 1901. 
  3. ^ a b c The Canadian parliamentary companion HJ Morgan (1873)
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Histoire des Comtes Unis de Prescott et de Russell, L. Brault (1963)

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