Matthew MacLean (13 December 1879 – 7 April 1953) was a Liberal party member of the House of Commons of Canada. He was born in Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia.

Matthew MacLean
Member of Parliament
for Cape Breton North and Victoria
In office
October 1937 – April 1953
Personal details
Born(1879-12-13)13 December 1879
Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died7 April 1953(1953-04-07) (aged 73)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada[1]
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)Annie MacGregor Ross
m. 15 June 1921[2]
Professioninsurance agent, notary

MacLean studied at Dalhousie Law School after graduating from high school in Sydney Mines. He became an insurance agent and notary during his career, and was a judge in Sydney Mines for more than 20 years.[2]

He was first elected to Parliament at the Cape Breton North and Victoria riding in a by-election on 18 October 1937. MacLean was re-elected to full terms in 1940, 1945 and 1949. MacLean died on 7 April 1953 in Ottawa after an unspecified operation, just months before the 1953 election.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Canadian Press (7 April 1953). "Cape Breton M.P. Dies". Toronto Star. p. 2.
  2. ^ a b Normandin, Pierre G. (1952). The Canadian Parliamentary Guide.

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