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
Monarch George V
Governor General The Earl Grey
The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
Premier George Henry Murray
Preceded by Duncan Cameron Fraser
Succeeded by David MacKeen
Senator for New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
In office
April 24, 1903 – October 18, 1910
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Pictou County
In office
May 21, 1890 – March 15, 1894
Serving with William Cameron, Alexander Grant
Preceded by Adam C. Bell
William Cameron
Jeffrey McColl
Charles H. Munro
Succeeded by William Cameron
Alexander Grant
Charles E. Tanner
In office
April 20, 1897 – October 9, 1900
Serving with M.H. Fitzpatrick, E.M. MacDonald
Preceded by William Cameron
Alexander Grant
Charles E. Tanner
Succeeded by E.M. MacDonald
George Patterson
Charles E. Tanner
Personal details
Born (1838-09-01)1 September 1838
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Died 4 March 1918(1918-03-04) (aged 79)
New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Elizabeth A. McColl (m. 1867)
Roberta Ridley (m. 1894)
Children 3
Residence New Glasgow, Nova Scotia
Occupation businessman
Profession politician

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 Canadian House of Commons in the riding of Pictou. MacGregor was summoned to the Canadian Senate 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.

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