Sir Wilfrid Laurier commemorative medallion. Side 1 features images of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and the words "Wilfrid Laurier 1896". Side 2 features the House of Commons and the words "Prime Minister commemorative medallion".
Wilfrid Laurier (1841-1919) was Canada's eighth Prime Minister, holding office 1896-1911. Laurier was born in St. Lin, Quebec. He received a law degree from McGill University in 1864, and practiced law in Montreal and Arthabaskville from 1864-1896. Wilfrid Laurier was Liberal party leader from 1887 until his death in 1919.