4th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
May 18, 1875 to June 30, 1880
Born in 1817 in St Raphael’s, Ontario, Donald Alexander Macdonald studied at St Raphael’s College under the first Catholic Bishop of Ontario, Alexander Macdonell. He became a railway contractor and was elected as a member of the Assembly of Upper Canada from 1857 to 1867. He was an MP from 1867 to 1875, and served as Postmaster General. In 1875, Macdonald was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and held that post until 1880. He died in Montréal in 1896.