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Murray MacLaren

Murray MacLaren
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for St. John—Albert
In office
December 6, 1921 – January 31, 1935
Serving with John B. M. Baxter
Preceded byStanley Edward Elkin
Succeeded byWilliam Ryan
18th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
In office
January 31, 1935 – March 5, 1940
MonarchsGeorge V
Edward VIII
George VI
Governors GeneralThe Earl of Bessborough
The Lord Tweedsmuir
PremierLeonard P. D. Tilley
Allison Dysart
Preceded byHugh Havelock McLean
Succeeded byWilliam George Clark
Personal details
Born(1861-04-30)April 30, 1861
Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada
DiedDecember 24, 1942(1942-12-24) (aged 81)
Saint John, New Brunswick, British North America
Political partyConservative
Children1
OccupationPhysician
ProfessionPolitician
Military career
AllegianceCanada
Service/branchCanadian Expeditionary Force
Years of service1914-1916
RankColonel

Murray MacLaren PC (Can) CMG MRCS FACS (April 30, 1861 – December 24, 1942) was a Canadian politician and the 18th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick.

Born in Richibucto, New Brunswick, he was a physician before being elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the New Brunswick riding of St. John—Albert in the 1921 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1925, 1926, and 1930. From 1930 to 1934, he was the Minister of Pensions and National Health. From 1935 to 1940, he was the Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. He died in 1942 in Saint John, New Brunswick.

  • Murray MacLaren – Parliament of Canada biography
  • MacLaren Residence historicplaces.ca
  • "Dame Murray MacLaren, Wife of Lt.-Governor of New Brunswick, Dies". The Winnipeg Tribune. 13 July 1936. p. 8. Retrieved 25 December 2016 – via Newspapers.com.
  • "New Brunswickers Honored by King for Gallant Service in War: Col. Murray MacLaren, C.M.G.; Major Frank Magee Wins D.S.O." The Daily Telegraph and The Sun, Saint John. 17 January 1916. p. 4.


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