Honourable G. Howard Ferguson 1870-1946, The

Ontario's ninth Premier was born here in Kemptville, son of Charles Ferguson, a local doctor and member of the House of Commons. Following graduation from the University of Toronto in 1891, Howard studied law under Sir William Meredith and practised in Kemptville. Elected in 1905 to the Ontario legislature as a Conservative, he became in 1914 Minister of Lands, Forests and Mines in the Hearst administration. From 1919-23 he was leader of the Opposition, Premier from 1923-30, and from 1930-35 served as Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.


On Van Buren Street, just south of Prescott Street, Kemptville

Region: Eastern Ontario

County/District: United Counties of Leeds and Grenville

Municipality: Township of North Grenville