John George MacKay

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The Honourable
John George MacKay
20th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
October 6, 1969 – October 21, 1974
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Roland Michener
Jules Léger
Premier Alex Campbell
Preceded by Willibald Joseph MacDonald
Succeeded by Gordon Lockhart Bennett
Personal details
Born (1893-11-06)November 6, 1893
Albany, Prince Edward Island
Died October 21, 1974(1974-10-21) (aged 80)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Muriel Beatrice Boulter (m. 1918)
Children John Howatt, Audrey Beryl, Lois Rita, Sutherland Bruce (died at 22) and Phillis (died at seven months)
Residence Albany, Prince Edward Island
Occupation Farmer
Profession Politician
Cabinet Minister without Portfolio (1955-1959)
Minister of Highways (1955-1959)
acting Minister of Public Works and Highways (1967-1969)
Religion United Church of Canada

John George MacKay (November 6, 1893 – October 21, 1974[1]) was a farmer and political figure on Prince Edward Island. He represented 4th Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1949 to 1966 as a Liberal. MacKay was the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, serving from October 6, 1969 to October 24, 1974.

He was born in Albany, Prince Edward Island, the son of David MacKay and Almira Harvey, and was educated there. MacKay married Muriel Beatrice Boulter in 1918. He was president of the Tryon Dairying Company and the Tryon Farmers' Institute and also served as a director of the Provincial Swine Breeders' Association. MacKay served in the Canadian Army during World War I. He was a member of the provincial cabinet as a minister without portfolio in 1952 and as Minister of Highways from 1955 to 1959.[2] MacKay died in office at the Prince Edward Island Hospital in Charlottetown at the age of 79.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weeks, Blair (2002). Minding the House: A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs. Acorn Press. ISBN 1-894838-01-7.