John Sparrow Thompson

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Thompson in 1891

Sir John Sparrow David Thompson (November 10, 1845December 12, 1894) was a Canadian lawyer and judge who served as the fourth Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892 to December 12, 1894 as well as Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882.


  • These Yankee politicians are the lowest race of thieves in existence.
    • Statement made during sensitive diplomatic talks with the United States over a trade dispute
    • Donald Grant Creighton and P. B. Waite, John A. Macdonald: The Young Politician, the Old Chieftain (1998) p. 497

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