Kolonelo '''James Farquharson Macleod''' (nask. la [[25-a de septembro|25-an de septembro]] [], mortis la [[5-a de septembro|5-an de septembro]] []), naskiĝis en [[Drynoch]], ([[Insulo Skye]], [[Skotlando]]), estis milicia oficiro, advokato, RPNO-ofiriro, juĝisto, kaj politikisto en [[Alberto]]. Li servis kiel tria [[Komisaro de la Reĝa Kanada Rajda Polico]], de la [[22-a de julio] [] ĝis la [[31-a de oktobro]] []. La urbo [[Fortikaĵo Macleod (Alberto)]] kaj la Rapidvojo Macleod de [[Kalgario]]
nomiĝas laŭ li.
En la jaro [] oni alelektis Macleod al la [[Supera Kortumo de la Nordokcidentaj Teritorioj]], kiu tiutempe prizorgis terenon inkluzivanta tion, kio nun estas [[Alberto]] kaj [[Saskaĉevano]]. Li servis en ĉi tiu posteno ĝis sia morto en la jaro []. Oni enterigis lin en la Tombejo Union en [[Kalgario]].
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.
==Northwest Territories Legislature==
James was appointed the [[Legislative Assembly of Northwest Territories]] on [[October 7]], [] to serve as one of the first three members on the permanent Northwest Territories Council.
He served as a regular appointed member until 1881 he was appointed as a Stipendiary Magistrate. He served as such until the [[Northwest Territories general election, 1888|1st Northwest Territories general election]].
He was reappointed to the Assembly as one of three Legal Advisors. A non-voting at large position created to help the assembly make the transition. The position was abolished when the legislature was dissolved in 1891, ending a 15 years of service with the legislature.
Military Service ==
From 1860 to 1870 Macleod practiced law in Bowmanville, but during that time he retained an interest in the militia. He transferred in 1862 to the Bowmanville Volunteer Militia Rifle Company and was promoted to captain in 1863 and major in 1866. Active service during the [[ Trent Affair]] in 1861 and the [[ Fenian Raids]] of 1866 confirmed his interest in the military.
In 1870, through the political influence of his former employer Alexander Campbell, now a cabinet minister in the federal government, Macleod obtained a commission as brigade major with the expedition sent to quell the uprising in the [[Louis Riel| Red River Settlement]].
Macleod was promoted lieutenant-colonel in the 45th Battalion of Infantry in 1871. In 1873 Prime Minister Macdonald offered him a commission as superintendent and inspector in the newly established [[North-West Mounted Police]].
External links ==
*[http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=40378 Biography at the ''Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online'']