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Alexander Tilloch Galt

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Alexander Tilloch Galt

The Honourable Sir Alexander Tilloch Galt, KBE,PC (September 6, 1822September 19, 1911) was an English-born Canadian politician, and a father of Canadian Confederation.

He was a member of the coalition government in the Province of Canada that secured Confederation between 1864 and 1867. He served as the first Minister of Finance in the new confederation and was the main architect of the Cayley-Galt Tariff, and became the first Canadian High Commissioner in London in 1880.

Alexander Galt is interred in the Mount Royal Cemetery in Montreal, Quebec. In Lennoxville, Quebec, the Alexander Galt High School was named in his honor.


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Preceded by:
Newly created
Minister of Finance
1 July 18677 November 1867
Succeeded by:
Sir John Rose

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