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Minister Dugald McPhail was a wizard. A Hufflepuff in his Hogwarts years, McPhail rose to the office of Minister for Magic sometime before 1980.[1]


Early life

Dugald McPhail was born no later than 1963, somewhere in the British Isles. His surname suggests he was Scottish, or had Scottish ancestry.

In his youth, he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he was Sorted into Hufflepuff.

As Minister for Magic

At some point prior to 1980, McPhail was appointed to the office of Minister for Magic. He led a "successful" term in the post.[1]

On 1 September, 1991, Prefect Gabriel Truman welcomed the Hufflepuff first years to Hufflepuff Basement with a short speech in which he mentioned former Minister Dugald McPhail as one of the many notable Hogwarts students who were Sorted, like them, into Hufflepuff.[1]

Behind the scenes

  • D(o)ugald McPhail (1840—1941) was, in actuality, a man born in Iverary, Argyll, Scotland, who immigrated to KwaZulu-Natal and was one of the original founders of the town of Dundee in KwaZulu-Natal. McPhail served as a Quartermaster for the Buffalo Border Guard during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879. He later fought for the British in the Second Boer War (1899-1902). He died at the age of 101, in 1941.[2]


Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Pottermore introduction for Hufflepuffs (transcription available here)
  2. "Dougald McPhail" on Wikipedia

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