John Sparrow David Thompson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John Sparrow David Thompson

4th Prime Minister of Canada

Date of Birth: 10-Nov-1845

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Date of Death: 12-Dec-1894

Profession: lawyer, politician

Nationality: Canada

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About John Sparrow David Thompson

  • Sir John Sparrow David Thompson (November 10, 1845 – December 12, 1894) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, and politician who served as the fourth prime minister of Canada, in office from 1892 until his death.
  • He had previously been premier of Nova Scotia for a brief period in 1882. Thompson was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • He trained as a lawyer, and was called to the bar in 1865.
  • Thompson was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1877 as a representative of the Conservative Party.
  • He became the provincial attorney general the following year, in Simon Holmes' government, replaced Holmes as premier in 1882.
  • However, he served for only two months before losing the 1882 general election to the Liberal Party.
  • After losing the premiership, he accepted an appointment to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court. In 1885, Thompson entered federal politics at the personal request of Sir John A.
  • Macdonald, becoming Minister of Justice.
  • In that role he was the driving force behind the enactment of the Canadian Criminal Code.
  • Thompson became prime minister in 1892, following the retirement of John Abbott.
  • He was the first Roman Catholic to hold the position.
  • On a trip to England in 1894, Thompson unexpectedly suffered a heart attack and died, aged 49.
  • He is the second and most recent Canadian prime minister to have died in office, after Sir John A.
  • Macdonald.

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