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CATHCART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-16 published
Died This Day -- Charles Murray CATHCART, 1859
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 - Page R7
British army officer, administrator and amateur scientist born at Walton, England, on December 21, 1783; staff officer to Duke of Wellington during Napoleonic wars; in June, 1845, named commander of British forces in North America; November, 1845, assumed added responsibility of administrator; April, 1846, became Canadian governor-general; united highest civil and military executive powers in response to Oregon boundary crisis; inexperienced in politics but effective as interim governor.

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CATHCART o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-11-01 published
Died This Day -- William Henry DRAPER, 1877
Saturday, November 1, 2003 - Page F12
Politician and judge born in London, England, on March 11, 1801 1836, as young lawyer, entered politics to turn the old Family Compact that ran Upper Canada into a political party; served as attorney-general for Sir Charles METCALFE and Lord CATHCART 1847, forced out of power by right wing of his own party and appointed to judiciary; ideas adopted by Disciple John A. MacDONALD credited with founding Conservative Party.

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