John Graham Haggart

IntroCanadian politician
Was Politician 
From Canada 
Type Politics 
Gendermale
Birth 14 November 1836 
Death 13 March 1913 
, Ottawa
(aged 76 years)

John Graham Haggart, PC (14 November 1836 – 13 March 1913) was a Canadian politician.
Haggart served as a member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1872 to 1913. This forty-year period of service in the Commons is the second-longest in Canadian history, exceeded only by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, whose period of service (1874-1919) mostly overlaps with Haggart’s. He was appointed as Postmaster General, serving in the cabinets of Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir John Abbott until 1892, when he switched portfolios, serving as Minister of Railways and Canals until the defeat of the Conservative government in 1896.
Prior to being elected to the House of Commons, Haggart was elected Mayor of Perth, Ontario three times: in 1867, 1869 and 1871.

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