Arthur Meighen

Date of Birth: June 16, 1874

Place of Birth: Perth South, Ontario

Date of Death: August 5, 1960

Place of Death: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Ethnicity: Ulster-Scots (Irish Protestant)

Arthur Meighen was a Canadian lawyer and politician. He served as the ninth Prime Minister of Canada, from July 10, 1920 to December 29, 1921, and again from June 29, 1926 to September 25, 1926. His party affiliation was Conservative (1908-1917), Unionist (1917-1922), Conservative again (1922-1942), and then Progressive Conservative (1942-1960).

Prime Minister Meighen was the son of Mary Jane (Bell) and Joseph Meighen. He was married to Isabel (Cox) Meighen, with whom he had three children.

Prime Minister Meighen’s paternal grandfather was Gordon Meighen (the son of Arthur Meighen and Jane Gordon). Gordon was a Presbyterian from Londonderry, Ireland.

Prime Minister Meighen’s paternal grandmother was Isabella Irwin (the daughter of Samuel Irwin and Mary Margaret McFarlane). Isabella was from Londonderry.

Prime Minister Meighen’s maternal grandparents were Henry G. Bell (the son of Eliza J. Driver) and Margaret/Mary Jane Nesbitt.

Source: Genealogy of Arthur Meighen –

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