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22   MEN OF CANADA.

~~ DONALD EWEN CAMERON,Deputy Provincial Treasurer, Parliament Buildings, Toronto, Out., was born at Beaverton, Ontario Comity, November 12th, 1851. His grandfather, Donald Cameron, emigrated from Inverness, Scotland, in 1823, when the father of our sketch, Ewen Cameron, was but six years old, and settled in Glengarry. In 1825 he moved west and settled in Thorah township, Ontario County, near the present village of Beaverton. Mr. Cameron was educated in the public schools of his native county and left home at the age of fifteen to engage in

commercial pursuits.   In

1869 he entered the Bank of Toronto and served successively in its branches at Barrie, Toronto, and Mont-real. In 1875 he became manager of the Exchange Bank of Canada at Park-hill, remaining with that bank until 1878, when he started a private banking institution at Lucknow, County of Bruce. This he carried on until May, 1588, when he received the appointment which he now holds in the Legislature of Ontario. His appointment to his present position is entirely due to his acknowledged fitness and ability and not for any political services rendered his party. Mr. Cameron is one of the most fluent, forcible and convincing speakers among the Liberal young men who take an active part in election campaigns. He is one of the founders of the Young Men's Liberal Club of Toronto, and takes an

active part in all that appertains to the social and political advancement, not only of Toronto, but of the Province of Ontario. He is well known as a successful lecturer on the temperance question and other popular Canadian topics. Mr. Cameron also takes an active interest in musical matters, and is at present President of the Haslam Vocal Society, of Toronto. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and also belongs to the Masonic brother-hood. In 1855 he married Mary Elizabeth Whitely, daughter of Robert J. Whitely, of Lucknow, Bruce County, Ontario.

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