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Hugh McMillan


McMillan, Hugh, M.P., J.P., Captain of Militia, Rigaud, Quebec, was born at Rigaud, Province of Quebec, on the 19th December, 1839. He is a son of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald McMillan, who sat in the House of Commons for the County of Vaudreuil from 1867 to 1872. His father was of scotch descent, and emigrated to this country in 1823, from Aberdeen, Scotland, and settled in the County of Glengarry, with the colony of Highlanders. His mother was M. Julie Charlebois, a lady of French descent. Our subject was educated at the Montreal college, and pursued a general course and classical studies for the period of eight years. He is described as having been a painstaking student, and when he left college he was equipped with a very thorough and, at the same time, a very practical education. He took an interest afterwards in military matters, and was promoted to a captaincy. He was a county councillor for fifteen years, and was elected F.P. Commissioner of Small Causes. He has likewise been connected with the Vaudreuil & Prescott Railway Company. He married on the 11th February, 1862, Agnes Mongenais, daughter of J.B. Mongenais, who represented the County of Vaudreuil in the Legislative Assembly of Canada, from the year 1848 to 1861, and the same county in the House of Commons, from 1878 to 1882. Mr. McMillan was a merchant, at Rigaud, from 1865 to 1873, having succeeded his father in the business. He then sold out and built a saw mill, which he now works. Mr. McMillan has always taken a very active part in the political contests of Vandrenil county, as well as those in the neighbouring county of Prescott. He refused many times the candidature for both Houses of Parliament, until 1882, when he accepted the nomination for the House of Commons and was elected. He has always been a sterling friend of his county, and is now an active representative in Parliament. Mr. McMillan in politics is a Conservative, and in religion a Roman catholic.


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