Norman MacKenzie (politician)

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The Hon.
Norman Archibald Macrae MacKenzie
Norman MacKenzie.jpg
Senator for University-Point Grey, British Columbia
In office
February 24, 1966 – January 5, 1969
Appointed by Lester B. Pearson
Personal details
Born (1894-01-05)January 5, 1894
Pugwash, Nova Scotia
Died January 26, 1986(1986-01-26) (aged 92)
Political party Independent Liberal
Awards Military Medal
Canadian Forces Decoration

Norman Archibald Macrae (N.A.M.) MacKenzie, CC CMG MM CD QC FRSC (January 5, 1894 – January 26, 1986) was the President of the University of British Columbia from 1944 to 1962, and a Senator from 1966 to 1969.


He was born in Pugwash, Nova Scotia. He fought during World War I. He studied law at Dalhousie, Harvard and Cambridge Universities. In 1927, he went to the University of Toronto, where he taught law for thirteen years. He became president of the University of New Brunswick in 1940. He was president of the University of British Columbia from 1944 to 1962. In 1959 he hosted Queen Elizabeth at the University of British Columbia's Faculty Club [1]

He was a member of the Senate from 1966 to 1969 representing the senatorial division of University-Point Grey, British Columbia.

In 1969 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

He and his wife, born Margaret Thomas (1903–1987), had three children: Bridget Mackenzie (?-present), Susan Mackenzie (1928–present), and Patrick Thomas Mackenzie (1932-Jan 23 2006).

Sculpture on the University of British Columbia campus


  1. ^ UBC Archives Photograph (Image #UBC 1.1/2640-2), also available as a postcard from UBC

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