Fonds microfilm 10893 - A.S. MacMillan

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A.S. MacMillan

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microfilm 10893

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1 microfilm reel

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Alexander Stirling MacMillan, contractor, builder, lumberman, and politician, was born 31 October 1870 at Upper South River, Antigonish Co., N.S., the son of Allan and Euphemia Ann (Gunn) MacMillian. He was president of Fundy Construction Co. and held varous public offices including MLA for Digby Co., 1928-1933; Hants Co., 1933-1945; House of Assembly opposition leader, 1931-1933; member of Legislative Council, 1928; and minister of highways and public works, 1925-1933. MacMillan served as premier of Nova Scotia from 10 July 1940 to 8 September 1945. He was also provincial secretary 1940-1945, chairman of the Highways Board and the Nova Scotia Power Commission, and active in several civic organizations including the North British Society. He died 7 August 1955 at Halifax.

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Fonds consists of memoirs written by MacMillan concerning the history of the MacMillan, Gunn, and Sinclair families as well as MacMillan's private and political life. Memoirs contain reminiscences of his childhood on the farm, his years in the United States, 1890-1901, and his political career from his first municipal office in 1902 to his appointment as premier of Nova Scotia in 1940, followed by the office of provincial treasurer. The memoirs provide personal insight and experience of events such as the United Mine Workers Strike and abolition of Legislative Council, as well as MacMillan's involvement with the Nova Scotia Power Commission and the development of rural telephone service and tourist industry in Nova Scotia.

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Other records relating to MacMillan's political activities are found in the Nova Scotia Department of Public Works and Office of the Premier.

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