Wallace McDonald

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Wallace McDonald
Member of Legislative Assembly of Quebec for Pontiac
In office
1919 – September 1935
Preceded by William Hodgins
Succeeded by Edward Charles Lawn
Member of Parliament
for Pontiac
In office
October 1935 – May 1946
Preceded by Charles Bélec
Succeeded by Réal Caouette
Personal details
Born Wallace Reginald McDonald
(1876-07-18)18 July 1876
Portage-du-Fort, Quebec
Died 2 May 1946(1946-05-02) (aged 69)
Chapeau, Quebec[1]
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Cora Desjardins
m. 25 September 1909[2]
Profession merchant

Wallace Reginald McDonald (18 July 1876 – 2 May 1946) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Portage-du-Fort, Quebec and became a merchant by career.

McDonald attended the University of Ottawa. He became mayor of Chapeau, Quebec from 1915 to 1923 and served as warden of Pontiac County from 1918 to 1921.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Quebec for the Quebec Liberal Party in 1919 for the Pontiac electoral district then re-elected for successive terms in 1923, 1927, and 1931.

McDonald resigned his provincial seat on 25 September 1935 to seek national office for the federal Liberal party. He was elected to the House of Commons at the Pontiac riding in the 1935 general election then re-elected in 1940 and 1945. After a year of ill health, McDonald died at his home in Chapeau on 2 May 1946 before completing his term in the 20th Canadian Parliament.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Canadian Press (3 May 1946). "Wallace R. McDonald / Liberal Member Long in Politics". The Globe and Mail. p. 17. 
  2. ^ Normandin, G. Pierre (1945). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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