Albert Hagar

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Albert Hagar
Albert Hagar.jpg
Ontario MPP
In office
Preceded byWilliam Harkin
Succeeded byAlfred Évanturel
Member of Parliament
for Prescott
In office
Preceded byRiding established
Succeeded byFélix Routhier
Personal details
Born(1827-01-01)January 1, 1827
North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada
DiedSeptember 14, 1924(1924-09-14) (aged 97)
North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada
Political partyLiberal

Albert Hagar (January 1, 1827 – September 14, 1924) was a Canadian merchant and politician.

Hagar was born in North Plantagenet Township, Upper Canada (now Ontario) in 1827.[1][2] He was the son of Abner Hagar, a former Montreal merchant, and Hannah P. Barker. He was educated in Vermont and became a farmer, merchant and lumber dealer and owned a sawmill and gristmill at Plantagenet.[3] Hagar was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Prescott in 1867. A Liberal, he was acclaimed in 1872 and re-elected in 1874. He was defeated in 1878.

He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the riding of Prescott in an 1881 by-election held after the death of William Harkin. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1883.

Hagar was also a captain in the local militia, superintendent of schools, reeve for North Plantagenet Township and warden for Prescott and Russell counties.[3] He also served as sheriff for Prescott and Russell counties.[4] Later in life, he was the last surviving member of the first Canadian parliament.

Hagar died in Plantagenet at the age of 97.[3]


  1. ^ "Albert Hagar". Family
  2. ^ "1901 Census of Canada Page Information". 1901.
  3. ^ a b c The Canadian parliamentary companion HJ Morgan (1873)
  4. ^ Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.

Further reading[edit]

  • Histoire des Comtes Unis de Prescott et de Russell, L. Brault (1963)

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