Cameron Ross McIntosh

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Cameron Ross McIntosh
Member of Parliament
for North Battleford
In office
1925–1940
Preceded by Claudius Charles Davies
Succeeded by Dorise Nielsen
Personal details
Born (1871-07-07)July 7, 1871
Dornoch, Ontario
Died August 8, 1971(1971-08-08) (aged 100)
Canada
Political party Liberal Party of Canada
Profession merchant

Cameron Ross McIntosh (July 7, 1871 – August 8, 1971) was a Canadian politician and newspaper publisher. He was born in Dornoch, Ontario in 1871. McIntosh served as a high school principal before his career in the public arena.

Publishing career[edit]

In 1912, McIntosh acquired the North Battleford News, a Saskatchewan newspaper that had been established several years previously. Also in 1912, McIntosh founded the McIntosh Publishing Company and continued as president and publisher until his death in 1971. Upon the elder McIntosh's death, his son Cameron Irwin became president and publisher.

Political career[edit]

In 1925, Cameron McIntosh won election to the Parliament of Canada and served in the House of Commons as a Liberal MP until he was defeated in 1940 by Dorise Nielsen. During his fifteen-year tenure in government, McIntosh served as chairman of the Industry and International Relations Standing Committee and towards the end of his parliamentary career was adviser to Canada’s delegates to the International Labor Conference in Geneva.

Later years[edit]

In 1959, at age 88, McIntosh received a CWNA (Canadian Weekly Newspapers Association) Honorary Life Membership. Cameron Ross McIntosh died thirty-two days after his 100th birthday in 1971. He is one of only six members of the Canadian Parliament to reach centenarian status, the others being David Wark(1805-1906), Georges-Casimir Dessaulles (1827-1930), Sir William Mulock (1844-1944), Norman McLeod Paterson (1883-1983) and Charles Willoughby (1894-1995).

Links and references[edit]

[1] (includes a portrait of McIntosh from 1936)

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Parliament of Canada
Preceded by
Claudius Charles Davies
Member of Parliament for North Battleford
1925–1940
Succeeded by
Dorise Nielsen