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MONCK, Charles Stanley, Viscount, governor-general of Canada, born in Templemore, County Tipperary, Ireland, 10 October, 1819. He is a son of the third viscount. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, and admitted to the Irish bar in 1841. In May, 1848, he was an unsuccessful candidate for parliament for Wicklow, but was elected for Portsmouth, in the Liberal interest, in July, 1852. He was re-elected in March, i855, but defeated in 1857 and 1861. In February, 1851, he was appointed a commissioner of charitable donations and bequests in Ireland, and he was a lord of the treasury from 1855 till 1858. He was appointed governor-general of British North America, 28 October. 1861, and was forlnallv reappointed, under a new act of parliament, governor of the united provinces of Canada., Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick in June, 1867. He resigned this office in Novetnber, 1868. In 1871 he was appointed a commissioner of national education for Ireland, and, on the disestablishment of the Irish church in that year, was made a commissioner to carry into effect the provisions of the act. He succeeded his father as fourth viscount in the peerage of Ireland, 20 April, 1849, and became a peer of the United Kingdom, 12 July, 1866. The principal event that distinguished his governorship in British North America was the confederation of the various provinces into the Dominion of Canada.
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