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Encyclopedia > Gordon Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor

Gordon Macdonald, 1st Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor (18851966) was a British politician and Newfoundland's final British governor as well as the last chairman of the Commission of Government serving from 1946 until the colony joined confederation in 1949 and became a province of Canada. 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Map of Newfoundland Newfoundland (French: Terre-Neuve; Irish: Talamh an Éisc; Latin: Terra Nova) is a large island off the northeast coast of North America, and the most populous part of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... This is a list of viceroys for the colony, dominion and province of Newfoundland and Labrador. ... The Commission of Government was established in Newfoundland due to the collapse of democratic institutions during the Great Depression. ... We dont have an article called Canadian-confederation Start this article Search for Canadian-confederation in. ... This article is about political regions. ...


Macdonald was Labour Member of Parliament for Ince in the United Kingdom from 1929 to 1942 and then served as a regional controller for the Ministry of Fuel and Power in Wales until his appointment to Newfoundland in 1946. As governor, Macdonald openly campaigned for confederation making him unpopular with those Newfoundlanders who opposed joining Canada. Anti-confederates cited Macdonald's interference in arguments to throw out the 1948 referendum results on joining Canada. The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Macdonald left the island upon its entry to Canada in 1949. Two days after his departure, a congratulatory poem was published in The Evening Telegram. The first letter of each line spelled out "THE BASTARD". The Telegram is a daily newspaper published in St. ...


This is the acrostic as appeared in the Evening Telegram on March 8, 1949: An acrostic (from the late Greek akróstichon, composed by ákros, extreme, and stíchos, verse) is a poem or some other text written in an alphabetic script, in which the first letter, syllable or word of each verse, paragraph, or some other recurring feature in the text spells out... March 8 poster from Portugal March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in Leap years). ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ...

The prayers of countless thousands sent
Heavenwards to speed thy safe return,
Ennobled as thou art with duty well performed,
Bringing peace, security and joy
Among the peoples of this New Found Land.
So saddened and depressed until your presence
Taught us discern and help decide what's best for
All on whom fortune had not smiled.
Remember if you will the kindness and the love
Devotion and the respect that we the people have for Thee
– Farewell!

After returning to Britain, Macdonald was elevated to the House of Lords as Baron Macdonald of Gwaenysgor. He then served as Paymaster-General. This article is about the British House of Lords. ... Paymaster-General is a ministerial position in UK. Former holders of this post include: Lord John Russell 1830-1834 Sir Edmund Knatchbull 1834-1835 Sir Henry Brook Parnell 1835-1841 Edward John Stanley 1841 Sir Edmund Knatchbull 1841-1845 William Bingham Baring 1845-1846 Thomas Babington Macaulay 1846-1848 The...

Preceded by:
The Viscount Addison
Paymaster General
1949–1951
Succeeded by:
The Lord Cherwell
Preceded by:
New creation
Baron Macdonald Succeeded by:
Gordon Macdonald

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