Sir John Alexander Macdonald was the dominant creative mind which produced the British North America Act and the union of provinces which became Canada. As the first prime minister of Canada, he oversaw the expansion of the Dominion from sea to sea. His government dominated politics for a half century and set policy goals for future generations of political leaders.
Sir Joseph-Adolphe Chapleau, lawyer, journalist, businessman, politician, premier of Québec 1879-82 (b at St-Thérèse-de-Blainville, Lower Canada 7 Nov 1840; d at Montréal 13 June 1898). He was admitted to the bar in 1861 and taught criminal law at Université Laval in Montréal from 1878 to 1885.
Henry Forbes Angus, educator, public servant (b at Victoria, BC 19 Apr 1891; d 17 Sept 1991). After completing a BCL (1914) and MA (1919) at Oxford and being made a barrister of law at the Inner Temple in England, Angus returned to Canada and earned a law degree at McGill University.