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Charles MacNaughton : biography

1911 - 1987

Charles Steel McNaughton (1911 - November, 1987) was a Canadian politician, who served as a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario for the electoral district of Huron from 1958 to 1975.

McNaughton was born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan in 1911 and grew up and lived in Brandon, Manitoba, where he worked in the seed industry, before moving to Exeter, Ontario in 1944 as a seed distributor. Before being elected in a May 1958 by-election, Charlie had been heavily involved in the community. He was a founding member of the South Huron Hospital in Exeter and served as a member of the South Huron District High School Board for nine years, including two as chairman. He was successful in being re-elected in the 1959, 1963, 1967, and 1971 general elections.

He was treasurer from 1968 to 1971 and also served as:

  • Minister of Transportation and Communications
  • Chair of the Treasury Board (subsequently Chair of the Management Board)
  • Minister of Economics and Intergovernmental Affairs.

McNaughton died in Exeter in November 1987. He was married to Adeline (1913-1997) and survived by son the late John McNaughton (d. 2013), a Toronto investment banker and Heather MacNaughton.


MacNaughton Park and MacNaughton-Morrison section of South Huron Trail are named for the former MPP.

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