Archibald Hayes Macdonell

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The Hon.
Archibald Hayes Macdonell
Senator from Toronto South, Ontario
In office
November 7, 1921 – November 12, 1939
Appointed by Arthur Meighen
Personal details
Born (1868-02-06)February 6, 1868
Toronto, Ontario
Died November 12, 1939(1939-11-12) (aged 71)
Rothesay, New Brunswick
Political party Conservative
Relations Angus Claude Macdonell, brother
Religion Roman Catholic[1]
Military service
Years of service 1886–1921
Rank Major General
Commands Military District of New Brunswick (1917–21)
5th Canadian Infantry Brigade (1916–17)
The Royal Canadian Regiment (1915)
Battles/wars Second Boer War
First World War
Awards Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches

Major General Archibald Hayes Macdonell, CMG, DSO (February 6, 1868 – November 12, 1939) was a Canadian soldier and politician.

Born in Toronto, Ontario, the third son of late Angus Duncan Macdonell and Pauline Rosalie De-la-haye, Macdonell served in the Canadian Militia in South Africa, Southern Nigeria, and West Africa. He attended staff college, passing there in 1906.[1] During World War I, he commanded the 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade. After the war, as a major general, he was the commanding officer of the military district of New Brunswick. In 1921, he was summoned to the Senate of Canada for the senatorial division of Toronto South, Ontario on the advice of Conservative Prime Minister Arthur Meighen. He served until his death in 1939.

His brother, Angus Claude Macdonell, was an MP and senator.


  1. ^ a b Normandin, A. L. (1930). Canadian Parliamentary Guide. 

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