James Alexander Grant

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Sir James Alexander Grant
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Russell
In office
Succeeded by Robert Blackburn
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for City of Ottawa
In office
Preceded by Honoré Robillard
Succeeded by William H. Hutchison
Personal details
Born (1831-08-11)August 11, 1831
Inverness, Scotland
Died February 5, 1920(1920-02-05) (aged 88)
Ottawa, Ontario
Political party Conservative

Sir James Alexander Grant, KCMG (August 11, 1831 – February 5, 1920) was an Ontario physician and political figure. He represented Russell in the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative Party of Canada member from 1867 to 1874; he also represented the City of Ottawa in the federal parliament from 1893 to 1896.[1]

He was born in Inverness, Scotland, in 1829,[1] the son of James Grant and Jane Ord,[2] and came to Canada with his parents in 1830. He studied at the University of Queen's College and then studied medicine at McGill College, becoming an M.D. in 1854. In 1856, he married Maria, the daughter of Edward Malloch. Grant served as president of the College of Surgeons of Ontario and was also president of the Mechanics' Institute and Athenaeum of Ottawa. He published a number of articles in medical journals in England and Canada.[3] Grant served as physician to several Governors General from 1867 to 1905.[2] He was a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a member of the Geological Society of England. He was named a KCMG in 1887.[4] He died in Ottawa at the age of 88.[2]


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Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
James Loudon
President of the Royal Society of Canada
Succeeded by
George Taylor Denison III