Buchanan, Isaac


Buchanan, Isaac
(1810-1883)
   Born in Scotland. In 1833 emigrated to Canada and entered into business life. Strongly opposed the Rebellion of 1837. Elected for York to the first Parliament of Canada. In 1864 appointed president of the Council in the Taché-Macdonald ministry, retiring the same year. From 1878 to 1883 a Dominion arbitrator.
   Index: H Joseph Howe's letter to, 1866, 190. BL On responsible government, 90; in political controversy, 1844, 238; his "Five Letters against the Baldwin Faction," 239-240. B Retires from government with Foley and Simpson, to make room for George Brown, Mowat, and Macdougall, 159. Mc Urges Mackenzie's amnesty, 474; generosity of, 504.
   Bib.: Cyc. Am. Biog.; Taylor, Brit. Am.; Dent, Last Forty Years.

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