Dr. C. Lamont MacMillan was born in 1903 at Goldboro in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia. He was educated at Sydney Academy, Acadia University, and Dalhousie University, and started his medical practice in 1928. He was a member of the Canadian Medical Association and the Nova Scotia Medical Association, and in 1972 was elected to the Order of Canada. From 1949 to 1967 he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia. He died in 1978.