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Colonel '''James Farquharson Macleod''' ( c. [[25 September]] [] – [[5 September]] []), born in [[Drynoch]], [[ Isle of Skye]], [[ Scotland]], was a militia officer, lawyer, NWMP officer, magistrate, judge, and politician in [[ Alberta]]. He served as the third [[ Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police]], from [[ July 22] ], [] to [[ October 31]] , []. [[ Fort Macleod]] and Macleod Trail, a major [[ Calgary, Alberta]] , throughfare, are named after him.
In [] , Macleod was appointed to the [[ Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories]], which then included what is now known as [[ Alberta]] and [[ Saskatchewan]]. He held this position until his death in []. He is buried in Union Cemetery in [[ Calgary]].
emigrated with his family from Scotland in 1845 when his father purchased a farm at [[Richmond Hill ]], [[Ontario]]. Macleod attended [[ Upper Canada College]] in [[Toronto]] , [[Ontario]] and then [[ Queens University|Queen’s College]] in [[Kingston , Ontario]]. He graduated in 1854 from Queen's with a B.A. in classics and philosophy and then enrolled in 1856 at Osgood Hall, at York University, to attend law school. He graduated with a LL.B. in 1860 and articled with the law office of Alexander Campbell.
Before law school during the summer of 1856, against the wishes of his parents, Macleod joined the Volunteer Militia Field Battery of Kingston as a lieutenant and his enthusiasm was such that his brother-in-law William Augustus Baldwin persuaded Governor General Sir Edmund Walker Head to offer Macleod a commission in the British army. His father insisted that the offer be refused.