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Scottish Philosophers

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Scottish Contribution To Mankind

" Off all the small nations of this earth, perhaps only the ancient Greeks surpass the Scots in their contribution to mankind. "

The quote above is from a speech given by Winston Churchill. Was his statement accurate ? Well, it is not as "daft" as it sounds since the wee country of Scotland has produced an incredible array of deep thinkers, great writers/poets, innovative scientists, engineers, pioneers, explorers, missionaries and physicians.

Scots in North America

Scots have played a major part in the development of North America. Sixty-one percent of US Presidents have had Scottish origins. Nine of the thirteen governors of the newly created United States of America were Scots.
So many important Americans and Canadians have had Scottish ancestry that it would be well nigh impossible to cover them all on this web page. Here's a few:

Lt. Governor Robert Dinwiddie

Rev. John Witherspoon

James Wilson

John Paul Jones

Andrew Carnegie

Allan Pinkerton

John Muir

Sir Alexander Mackenzie

The Right Honourable Alexander Mackenzie

William Lyon Mackenzie

Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona

Sir Sanford Fleming

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