Patrick Thomas McGrath

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Sir Patrick Thomas McGrath
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Member of the Legislative Council of Newfoundland
In office
Personal details
Born (1868-12-16)December 16, 1868
St. John’s, Newfoundland
Died June 14, 1929(1929-06-14) (aged 60)
St. John’s, Newfoundland

Sir Patrick Thomas McGrath, KBE (December 16, 1868 – June 14, 1929) was a Newfoundland, Canada, journalist and politician.

Born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the eldest son of William McGrath and Mary Bermingham, McGrath started working as a reporter for the St John’s Evening Herald in 1891. In 1893, he was interim editor of the Evening Herald and was appointed editor in 1894. From 1897 to 1900, he was the assistant clerk of the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly and was appointed clerk in 1901. In 1912, he was appointed to the Legislative Council of Newfoundland. From 1915 to 1919 and from 1925 until his death, he was president of the council.

In 1918, he was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his contributions to the war effort.