1825 - 1868Journalist, poet, Irish patriot, Canadian statesman and Father of Confederation, McGee was born in Ireland, where he was involved in nationalist politics. Forced to flee to America in 1848, he worked for several years in the United States before settling in Montréal in 1857. In 1858 he was first elected to the legislature for Montréal West. An eloquent orator in support of Confederation, McGee attended the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences, and later represented Montréal West in the House of Commons until felled near this site an by assassin's bullet on April 7, 1868.
|Placed By||Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada|
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2014
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 445328 N 5030086|
|Decimal Degrees||45.42216667, -75.69881667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 25.33', W 75° 41.929'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 25' 19.8" N, 75° 41' 55.74" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 132-148 Sparks St, Ottawa Ontario 13685, CA|
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