Bowell Sir Mackenzie 1823- Born In England Came To Canada With
his parents, 1833, and engaged in journalistic work. In 1867 elected to
the Dominion House of Commons for North Hastings. In 1878 appointed
minister of customs, holding that office until 1891; minister of
militia, 1892; and minister of trade and commerce, 1892-1894. In 1894
succeeded Sir John Thompson as premier, and resigned office in 1896.
Created a K. C. M. G., 1895. =Bib.=: Dent, Can. Por.; Morgan, Can.
Men; Canadian Who's Who.