James Drummond McGregor

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The Hon.

James Drummond McGregor
10th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
October 18, 1910 – October 19, 1915
MonarchGeorge V
Governor GeneralThe Earl Grey
The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
PremierGeorge Henry Murray
Preceded byDuncan Cameron Fraser
Succeeded byDavid MacKeen
Senator for New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
In office
April 24, 1903 – October 18, 1910
Appointed byWilfrid Laurier
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Pictou County
In office
May 21, 1890 – March 15, 1894
Preceded byAdam C. Bell
William Cameron
Jeffrey McColl
Charles H. Munro
Succeeded byWilliam Cameron
Alexander Grant
Charles E. Tanner
In office
April 20, 1897 – October 9, 1900
Preceded byWilliam Cameron
Alexander Grant
Charles E. Tanner
Succeeded byE.M. MacDonald
George Patterson
Charles E. Tanner
Personal details
Born(1838-09-01)1 September 1838
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Died4 March 1918(1918-03-04) (aged 79)
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Political partyLiberal
Elizabeth A. McColl (m. 1867)

Roberta Ridley (m. 1894)
ResidenceNew Glasgow, Nova Scotia

James Drummond McGregor (1 September 1838 – 4 March 1918) was a Canadian businessman, politician, and the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Born in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the son of Roderick MacGregor and Janet Chisholm, both of Scottish descent, he was mayor of New Glasgow from 1879 to 1880. In 1867, MacGregor married Elizabeth McColl. He represented Pictou County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1890 to 1894 and from 1897 to 1900. MacGregor married Roberta Ridley in 1894. In 1900, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Commons of Canada in the riding of Pictou. MacGregor was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 1903 representing the senatorial division of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. A Liberal, he resigned in 1910 when he was appointed lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia. He served until 1915. MacGregor died in New Glasgow at the age of 79.

His son Robert also represented Pictou County in the provincial assembly.

External links[edit]

  • "James Drummond McGregor". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
  • James Drummond McGregor – Parliament of Canada biography