Vankoughnet, Philip Michael Scott

Vankoughnet, Philip Michael Scott
   Born in Cornwall, Ontario. Studied law and called to the bar, 1843; practised in Toronto; appointed Q.C., 1850. In May, 1856, president of the Executive Council, and minister of agriculture, in the Taché administration, and in November, 1856, first member of the Legislative Council for Rideau. From 1858 to 1862 chief commissioner of crown lands in the Cartier-Macdonald government; amongst some of his important measures was the system of selling townships en bloc, and the opening up and improvement of roads. In 1862 appointed chancellor of Upper Canada.
   Index: T Delegate to England on Intercolonial matter, 55.
   Bib.: Morgan, Cel. Can.; Read, Lives of the Judges; Dent, Last Forty Years.

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