Bowell, Sir Mackenzie

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie

Bowell, Sir Mackenzie, 1823-1917, Canadian prime minister, b. England. A leader of the Protestant and English interests in Canada, he served as a Conservative in the Canadian House of Commons (1867-92) and in the Senate (1892-1906). After the Conservative party took office in 1878, he held a number of cabinet posts. For two years (1894-96) he was prime minister, but in 1896 his cabinet was split by the resignation of half of the ministers, and he himself was obliged to resign. He was then chosen opposition leader in the Senate but did not play an active role in politics. He was knighted in 1895.
Mount Sir MacKenzie Bowell is a 3301 m (10830 ft) mountain peak located at co-ordinates in the Premier Range of the Cariboo Mountains in the east-central interior of British Columbia, Canada. The mountain is located between the Kiwa and Tete glaciers.

The name honours the fifth Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Mackenzie Bowell, who died in 1917. It was one of the first mountains in the Premier Range to be named after a Prime Minister, receiving its designation on September 6, 1927. It was originally named Mount Welcome by the Carpe-Chamberlin climbing party in 1924.

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