December 5, 1892 - December 12, 1894
Sir John Sparrow David Thompson (Liberal-Conservative Party of Canada) was Prime Minister of Canada from December 5, 1892, to December 12, 1894. He was a key figure in the creation of the Canadian Criminal Code in 1892. Prior to becoming Prime Minister, Mr. Thompson was a lawyer who was elected Premier of Nova Scotia in 1882. He first sat as a Member of Parliament in 1885 and was Canada's Attorney General and Minister of Justice from 1885 to 1894. John Thompson was born on November 10, 1845, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and died on December 12, 1894, in Windsor Castle (England).