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MACDOUGALL, John Lorn, Canadian official, born in Renfrew, Ontario, 6 November, 1838. His father, of the same name, a native of Scotland, was in the Hudson bay company's service, and represented Renfrew county in the Canadian assembly. The son was educated at the High-school, Montreal, and at Toronto university, where he was graduated in 1859. After serving for a time as warden of Renfrew county, he was elected to the Ontario assembly for South Renfrew in 1867, served till 1871, and also represented that constituency in the Dominion parliament from September, 1869, till 1873, when he was defeated. He was again elected in 1873, and unseated on petition in September, 1874, but was re-elected in February, 1875. He resigned from his place in parliament on being appointed auditor-general of Canada, 2 August, 1878, which office he still holds (1888).
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