|Sir Joseph Pope|
August 16, 1854|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Died||December 2, 1926
|Occupation||Clerk, private secretary, civil servant, and author|
Sir Joseph Pope KCMG CVO ISO (August 16, 1854 – December 2, 1926) was a Canadian public servant. He was Private Secretary to Sir John A. Macdonald from 1882 to 1891 and Assistant Clerk to the Privy Council & Under Secretary of State for Canada from 1896 to 1926. From 1909 to 1925, he was the first permanent under-secretary of State for External Affairs.
Pope was appointed a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) during the visit to Canada of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary) in October 1901. He was later knighted as a Knight Commander of the same order.
He married Marie-Louise-Joséphine-Henriette (Minette) Taschereau in Rivière-du-Loup, Que. on Oct 15, 1884, and they had five sons and a daughter
Pope’s life story was edited and completed by his son Maurice Arthur Pope, and was published as "Public servant: the memoirs of Sir Joseph Pope" (Toronto, 1960). Sir Joseph tells the story of his conversion to the Roman Catholic faith in Why I Became a Catholic, published privately in 1921, and republished by Ignatius Press in 2001.
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- The London Gazette: . 11 October 1901.
- Sir Joseph Pope Biography at the Canadian Encyclopedia
- Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
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