Alexander Campbell Ends his Law Partnership with John A.


After close to a decade, Alexander Campbell ends his law partnership with Macdonald. According to one biographer, "he could not cope with Macdonald's casual business practices." Without a partner to run the firm, Macdonald likens himself to "a thief on a treadmill." Despite the controversial breakup of the partnership, they continue as political associates. For many years, Campbell will be seen as the local "fixer" supporting Macdonald's expanding career in politics.