Murdock MacKinnon

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The Honourable
Murdoch MacKinnon
Murdock MacKinnon.PNG
11th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
September 2, 1919 – September 8, 1924
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Devonshire
The Lord Byng of Vimy
Premier Aubin E. Arsenault
John Howatt Bell
James D. Stewart
Preceded by Augustine Colin Macdonald
Succeeded by Frank Richard Heartz
MLA (Councillor) for 4th Kings
In office
July 28, 1897 – July 24, 1919
Preceded by George Aitken
Succeeded by William G. Sutherland
Personal details
Born (1865-03-15)March 15, 1865
Brooklyn, Kings County, Prince Edward Island
Died October 12, 1944(1944-10-12) (aged 79)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Perle Beecher Taylor (m. 1914)
Children Francis P. T.
Residence Brooklyn, Kings County, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
Occupation farmer
Profession Politician
Cabinet Commissioner of Agriculture (1911-1917)
Provincial Secretary Treasurer (1911-1917)
Religion Presbyterian

Murdock MacKinnon (March 15, 1865 in Brooklyn – October 12, 1944 in Charlottetown) was a Canadian politician and served as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

MacKinnon was born in Brooklyn, Prince Edward Island to parents of Scottish descent, Lauchlin MacKinnon and Mary MacDonald. He received his higher education from Prince of Wales College and then became a farmer. On October 21, 1914, he married Perle Beecher Taylor, and together they had one son.

In the July 28, 1897 General Elections, MacKinnon was elected to represent the Conservative Party in the 4th Kings District in the Provincial Legislature. From that point until the 1919 General Elections, MacKinnon was continuously re-elected and retained his seat in the Legislature. Between 1911 and 1919, he served as Commissioner of Agriculture and Provincial Secretary Treasurer in the provincial cabinet.

On September 8, 1919, Murdoch MacKinnon was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island and served in that capacity until 1924. He is best known for making constitutional history in the province in 1923 for refusing his assent to the Church Union Bill. He died in Charlottetown.

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