Peter Adolphus McIntyre

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The Hon.
Peter Adolphus McIntyre
Peter Adolphus McIntyre.jpg
7th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
May 23, 1899 – October 3, 1904
Monarch Victoria
Edward VII
Governor General The Earl of Minto
The Earl Grey
Premier Donald Farquharson
Arthur Peters
Preceded by George William Howlan
Succeeded by Donald Alexander MacKinnon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for King's County
In office
1874–1878
In office
1882–1891
Personal details
Born (1840-07-19)July 19, 1840
Peterville, Prince Edward Island
Died July 16, 1910(1910-07-16) (aged 69)
Souris, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Agnes McDonald (m. 1871)
Barbara Rigg (m. 1886)
Residence Souris, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Quebec Seminary
Laval University
McGill University
Saint Dunstan's University
Occupation public servant, physician and coroner
Profession Politician

Peter Adolphus McIntyre (July 19, 1840 – July 16, 1910) was a Canadian politician, public servant, physician and coroner.[1][2]

Born at Peterville in Kings County, Prince Edward Island, McIntyre's paternal grandfather came to Canada from Scotland around 1785 and settled at Cable Head, PEI. McIntyre's great-grandfather on his mother's side fought under General Wolfe at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759.[1]

McIntyre was educated at the Quebec Seminary, Laval University and McGill University where he earned his medical degree in 1867. He returned to Prince Edward Island to begin his practice. He served as Kings County coroner for several years.[1]

In 1872 he was appointed one of the commissioners overlooking the construction of the Prince Edward Island Railway and was railway commander.[1]

Following Prince Edward Island's entry into Canadian confederation which occurred, in part, as a result of the debt incurred by the colony for the railway's construction, McIntyre was elected in the 1874 federal election to the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal Member of Parliament for Kings County. He was defeated in the 1878 federal election but regained his seat in 1882 and was re-elected in 1887.[2] After being defeated in the next two elections,[2] McIntyre was appointed the seventh Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island by the Laurier government in 1899. He served in office until 1904 and died six years later in Souris, P.E.I.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Prince Edward Island:Lieutenant Governors Gallery:Peter Adolphus McIntyre, Government of Prince Edward Island, accessed December 26, 2007
  2. ^ a b c Parliamentary biography, Library of Parliament