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Man from Halifax: eBook was relatively brief He died in office at the tragically early age of forty nine at Windsor Castle during a visit to ueen Victoria Thompson was Man from Halifax: Sir John PDF/EPUB or born and raised in Halifax and is buried there In between he attained nearly all the offices a young Canadian lawyer could aspire to attorney general of his native province justice of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia minister of justice in the Conservative government in Ottawa for nine years and finally prime minister His name was soon forgotten Yet a man so distinguished by decency and knowledge with so strong a grasp of his duty a man so committed to Canada cannot be easily dismissed He.
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The Man from Halifax Sir John Thompson Prime MinisterHad perhaps the most formidable intellect of any of the prime ministersUnlike most of them Thompson was a family man passionately devoted to his wife Annie and their five children When away from his wife Thompson used to say he was like Charles II of Spain nasty disagreeable and dangerous But during such times the couple wrote each other every day a practice that resulted in the richest personal correspondence of any Canadian prime minister With the help of these letters Professor Waite has ably and intimately portrayed the private life of a late Victorian politican the sacrifice of home comforts the loneliness of Ottawa and the sense of public duty that drive Thomson despite his natural inclinations to persist in government service.