Leopold Macaulay

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Leopold Macaulay
MPP for York South
In office
Preceded by Riding established
Succeeded by Ted Jolliffe
Personal details
Born (1887-11-25)November 25, 1887
Peterborough, Ontario
Died December 24, 1979(1979-12-24) (aged 92)
Toronto, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
Domestic partner Hazel Charlton Haight
Relations son Robert William Macaulay (1921–2010), daughter Mary Hazel Macaulay, son Hugh Leopold Macaulay
Residence Toronto

Leopold Macaulay (November 25, 1887 – December 24, 1979) was a Canadian politician and lawyer, born in Peterborough, Ontario.[1][2]

Macaulay was a Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He was first elected as Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for the Toronto area riding of York South in 1926. He was brought into the cabinet as Provincial Secretary and Registrar in September 1930 in the last few weeks of the administration of Ontario Premier George Howard Ferguson. He was retained in that position when Ferguson's successor, George Henry formed his cabinet in December.

Macaulay went on to serve as Minister of Highways from 1931 to 1934, and concurrently served as Minister of Public Works for the last months before the defeat of the Henry government by Mitchell Hepburn's Ontario Liberal Party in the 1934 Ontario election.

Macaulay kept his seat through the election and, in 1936, he was a candidate in the Ontario Conservative leadership convention placing fourth. He remained in the legislature until losing his seat in the 1943 Ontario election to Ontario Co-operative Commonwealth Federation leader Ted Jolliffe.

He also served on the Board of Regents of Victoria University, University of Toronto from 1932 to 1972, serving as chair from 1951 to 1958.


  1. ^ The Canadian Parliamentary Guide - Pierre G. Normandin, A. Léopold Normandin - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
  2. ^ Canadian Annual Review of Politics and Public Affairs - Rb Byers - Google Books. Books.google.ca. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 

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Government offices
Preceded by
George Stewart Henry
Minister of Public Works and Highways
Succeeded by
Thomas McQuesten