Powell, Colonel Walker


Powell, Colonel Walker
(1828- )
   Born in Waterford, Ontario. Educated at the county Grammar School, and at Victoria College, Cobourg. Engaged for some years in mercantile pursuits. Appointed warden of Norfolk County, 1856. Member of the Legislative Assembly for Norfolk County, 1857-1861. Appointed deputy adjutant-general for the Dominion of Canada, 1862. Served during the Fenian Raid, 1866, and in the Rebellions of 1869-1870 and 1885. Adjutant-general of the Dominion, 1875-1896. Largely responsible for the present militia system of Canada, and aided in the establishment of the Royal Military College at Kingston.
   Index: R Adjutant-general, graduate of Victoria College, 144.
   Bib.: Rose, Cyc. Can. Biog.; Morgan, Can. Men.

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