Profession: 4th Prime Minister of Canada
Why Famous: Served as the fourth Prime Minister of Canada from December 1892 until his sudden death in office in December 1894. He was the first Roman Catholic to hold the office of Prime Minister.
During his tenure as Prime Minister, he faced issues including the reduction of trade tariffs and questions over schooling in Manitoba and in the North West Territories, where disputes over the role of Catholics and Protestants in administering the school system existed.
- 1870-07-05 Prime Minister of Canada John Thompson (24) weds Annie E. Affleck (25) in Portland, Maine
- 1892-12-05 Sir John Thompson becomes the fourth Prime Minister of Canada.