Malcolm Colin Cameron

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Malcolm Colin Cameron
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Huron South
In office
Succeeded by Thomas Greenway
In office
Preceded by Thomas Greenway
Succeeded by John McMillan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Huron West
In office
Preceded by District was created in 1882
Succeeded by James Colebrooke Patterson
In office
Preceded by James Colebrooke Patterson
Succeeded by Robert Holmes
Territorial Commissioner for Northwest Territories
In office
May 30, 1898 – September 26, 1898
Monarch Victoria
Preceded by Charles Herbert Mackintosh
Succeeded by Amédée E. Forget
Personal details
Born (1831-04-12)April 12, 1831
Perth, Upper Canada
Died September 26, 1898(1898-09-26) (aged 67)
London, Ontario
Political party Liberal
Relations Malcolm Cameron, father

Malcolm Colin Cameron (April 12, 1831 – September 26, 1898) was a businessman and lawyer in Ontario. He represented Huron South in the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1875 and from 1878 to 1882 and Huron West from 1882 to 1887, 1891 to 1892 and 1896 to 1898.

He was born in Perth in Upper Canada in 1831. He was the son, probably adopted, of Malcolm Cameron. He attended Knox College in Toronto, later studying law. In 1855, he had moved to Goderich, was called to the bar in 1860, later became part of a law firm there and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1876. Cameron joined the Goderich town council and later became mayor. In 1867, he was elected to the 1st Canadian Parliament representing Huron South.

His re-election in 1874 was overturned in 1875 but he was elected again in 1878. He defended the interests of the salt industry in the Goderich area in parliament. He took an interest in western Canada, pushing without success for representation in parliament for the Northwest Territories and denouncing the hanging of Louis Riel.

In June 1898, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor for the Northwest Territories.

He died a few months later in London, Ontario.


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