Macdonald, a merchant and ship owner, was the youngest Father of Confederation. He entered politics at 25 years of age as a member of the Island Assembly. Subsequently, in 1863, he joined the newly created Legislative Assembly, where he remained until the Island’s joined Confederation in 1873. Following his political career, Macdonald became Postmaster General, Lieutenant Governor and, finally, Canadian Senator. Macdonald was married to Elizabeth Owen, daughter of one of the Island’s prominent families, and they had four sons.
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