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The Honourable Harry C. Nixon 1891-1961

Honourable Harry C. Nixon

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2004

Honourable Harry C. Nixon

Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011

Plaque Location

The County of Brant
On the north side of Road 5
2 km east of St. George, Street Number 7


Coordinates: N 43 15.265 W 80 13.195

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Plaque Text

Ontario's thirteenth prime minister was born on this farm and in 1913 graduated from Ontario Agricultural College. A supporter of the United Farmers of Ontario, he was elected to the provincial legislature in 1919 as member for Brant North and served as provincial secretary until the defeat of the Drury administration in 1923. During the Liberal administration of Mitchell F. Hepburn (1934-42), he served as provincial secretary and minister in charge of the department of game and fisheries. Sworn in as prime minister on May 18, 1943, his government was defeated later that year. Nixon retained his seat until his death in 1961, thus ending 42 years of parliamentary service.

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