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James Angus MacKinnon

The Hon.
James Angus MacKinnon
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Edmonton West
In office
Preceded by Charles Stewart
Succeeded by George Prudham
Senator for Edmonton, Alberta
In office
Appointed by Louis St. Laurent
Personal details
Born (1881-10-04)October 4, 1881
Port Elgin, Ontario
Died April 18, 1958(1958-04-18) (aged 76)
Political party Liberal
Cabinet Minister Without Portfolio
Minister of Trade and Commerce
Minister of National Revenue (Acting)
Minister of Fisheries
Minister of Mines and Resources

James Angus MacKinnon, PC (October 4, 1881 – April 18, 1958) was a Canadian politician.

Born in Port Elgin, Ontario, he was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Edmonton West in the 1935 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1940 and 1945. He held many cabinet positions in the cabinets of Mackenzie King and Louis Stephen St-Laurent including Minister without Portfolio, Minister of Trade and Commerce, Minister of National Revenue (Acting), Minister of Fisheries, and Minister of Mines and Resources. In 1949, he was called to the Canadian Senate representing the senatorial division of Edmonton, Alberta. From 1949 to 1950, while a senator, he was a Minister without Portfolio in the cabinet of Louis Stephen St-Laurent.

He died in office in 1958. He married Irene Sharpe from Prince Edward Island and had one adopted daughter, Keltie. She died on October 31, 1968, leaving her husband Denis Slattery, and five children, Sandy White (née Slattery), Gayle Slattery, John Slattery, Jim Slattery and Ann Varsegi (née Slattery).


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