Roderick R. McLennan

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Roderick R. McLennan
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Glengarry
In office
Preceded byPatrick Purcell
Succeeded byJacob Thomas Schell
Personal details
Born(1842-01-01)January 1, 1842
Charlottenburgh, Canada West
DiedMarch 8, 1907(1907-03-08) (aged 65)
Political partyConservative

Roderick R. McLennan (January 1, 1842 – March 8, 1907) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Charlottenburgh, Canada West, the third son of Roderick McLennan, McLennan worked in construction of railways and other public works, including sections of the Canadian Pacific Railway north of Lake Superior. He was a director of the Manufacturers' Life Insurance Company and was President of the Liberal-Conservative Association for Glengarry from 1885 to 1890. He was a Lieutenant-Colonel of the 59th Stormont and Glengarry Battalion of Militia. He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada for the electoral district of Glengarry in the 1891 federal election. He was unseated in January 1892 and was acclaimed in the resulting by-election. He was re-elected in the 1896 federal election and was defeated in the 1900 election by Jacob Thomas Schell.


  • Roderick R. McLennan – Parliament of Canada biography
  • "Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, eighth Parliament of Canada, elected June 23, 1896". Internet Archive.