Thomas D'Arcy McGee

Thomas D'Arcy McGee (HM1FL3)

Location: Ottawa, Ontario 13685 Ottawa Division
Country: Canada
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N 45° 25.33', W 75° 41.929'

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1825 - 1868

Journalist, 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.

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Thomas D'Arcy McGee, journaliste, poète, patriote irlandais, homme politique canadien et père de la Confédération, est né en Irlande, où il devint nationaliste dès son jeune âge. Obligé de fuir son pays en 1848, il travailla aux États-Unis pendant plusieurs années avant de s'établir à Montréal en 1857. L'année suivante, il fut élu député à l'Assemblée législative. Partisan fervent et éloquent de la Confédération, il assista aux conférences de Charlottetown et de Québec. Il fut député de Montréal-Ouest à la Chambre des communes jusqu'à son assassinat, près d'ici, le 7 avril 1868.
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HM NumberHM1FL3
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Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
By William Fischer, Jr., July 3, 2014
2. Thomas D'Arcy McGee Marker  Marker ConditionNo reports yet Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 445328 N 5030086
Decimal Degrees45.42216667, -75.69881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 25.33', W 75° 41.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 25' 19.8" N, 75° 41' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132-148 Sparks St, Ottawa Ontario 13685, CA
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