McMaster, Andrew R.

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McMaster, Andrew R.

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Andrew Ross McMaster was born the 6 November 1876 in Montreal to Captain John Andrew McMaster and his wife, Amelia. He was educated at Montreal High School, Montreal Collegiate Institute, McGill University and the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a law degree. He was admitted to the Quebec bar in 1901 and eventually was appointed the King’s Counsel in 1910. He also served as a school commissioner in Westmount. McMaster married Florence B. Walker (1877-1960) on 25 June 1902 and together they had 6 children: Frances Ross (1903-2002), Amelia Wilkes (1904-1990), Florence Walker (1906-1990), Margaret Mona (1908-1999), John Andrew (1911-1999), and Helen Leeming (b. 1916).

A.R. McMaster began his political in 1917, when he was elected as a Liberal to the House of Commons as the Member of Parliament for Brome, a position he held until 1925. In 1929, McMaster entered provincial politics as he was appointed Provincial Treasurer for the Louis-Alexandre Taschereau government. Shortly thereafter, he ran for the Quebec Liberal Party in the riding of Compton in 1929, which he won. In 1930, McMaster resigned from cabinet. He passed away on 27 April 1937 in Westmount, Quebec and is buried at the Mount Royal Cemetery.


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“McMaster, Andrew Ross, K.C., B.A.,B.C.L.” Parliament of Canada. Accessed 1 September 2016.
“Andrew Ross McMaster.” Assemblée Nationale Quebec. Accessed 1 September 2016.

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