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John Watson MacNaught, PC (June 19, 1904 – December 25, 1984) was a Canadian politician.

The Hon.

John Watson MacNaught
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Prince
In office
1945–1957
Preceded byJames Ralston
Succeeded byOrville Howard Phillips
In office
1963–1965
Preceded byOrville Howard Phillips
Succeeded byDavid MacDonald
Personal details
Born(1904-06-19)June 19, 1904
Coleman, Prince Edward Island
DiedDecember 25, 1984(1984-12-25) (aged 80)
Political partyLiberal
CabinetSolicitor General of Canada (1963–1965)
Minister Without Portfolio (1963–1965)
Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys (1965)
PortfolioParliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries (1948–1957)

Born in Coleman, Prince Edward Island, he was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada representing the riding of Prince in the 1945 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1949 and 1953. He was defeated in 1957 and in 1958. He was re-elected in 1963 and was defeated in 1965. He was defeated again in 1974. He was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Fisheries. From 1963 to 1965, he was the Solicitor General of Canada and a Minister without Portfolio. In 1965, he was the Minister of Mines and Technical Surveys.[1]

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