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Margaret Mary Macdonald was a Canadian politician. On May 29, 1961 she became the first woman to represent Prince Edward Island in the House of Commons of Canada.[1]

Margaret Mary Macdonald
Member of Parliament for King's
In office
Preceded byJohn Augustine Macdonald
Succeeded byJohn Mullally
Personal details
BornNovember 11, 1910
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedFebruary 3, 1968
Political partyProgressive Conservative
Occupationteacher, secretary

She first won representation for the electoral district of King's at the House of Commons in a by-election in 1961, a seat vacated by the death of her husband John Augustine Macdonald.[2] Macdonald successfully retained her seat in the 1962 federal election. She was defeated by Liberal John Mullally in the 1963 federal election.


  1. ^ "Women in Politics Across Canada, Select Table of Firsts (Chronological)". Athabasca University. Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-10-27.
  2. ^ Conrad, Margaret (2003). "Addressing the Democratic Deficit: Women and Political Culture in Atlantic Canada" (PDF). Mount Saint Vincent University. Retrieved 2007-10-26.[dead link]

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