Hector Francis McDougall

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Hector Francis McDougall (June 6, 1848 – November 27, 1914) was a merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Cape Breton in the House of Commons of Canada from 1884 to 1900 as a Liberal-Conservative.[1]

McDougall was born in Christmas Island, Nova Scotia,[1] the son of Malcolm McDougall and Mary McNeil. He was named a justice of the peace in 1873. In 1875, he married Christina Cameron.[2] McDougall became a general merchant at Christmas Island. He was a councillor for Cape Breton Municipality Number 14, Grassy Narrows, from 1886 to 1889.[3] McDougall represented Cape Breton County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1878 to 1882. He was a minister without portfolio in the province's Executive Council. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons in 1882 but was elected in an 1884 by-election held after William McDonald was named to the Senate. McDougall was unsuccessful in a bid for reelection in 1900.[1] He died in Glace Bay at the age of 66.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Hector Francis McDougall – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ 'The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1891, JA Gemmill
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.