There have been many distinguished members of the Clan Mackenzie.
Sir Alexander Mackenzie (1764-1820), a Canadian explorer, wrote stirring accounts of his travels across North America.
Alexander Mackenzie (1822-92) second Prime Minister of Canada, born in Perthshire.
Sir John Mackenzie (1838-1901), born at Ard-Ross, was an eminent New Zealand statesman.
Henry Mackenzie (1745-1831) and Sir Compton Mackenzie (1883-1972) were famous literary members of the clan.
William Lyon Mackenzie (1795 – 1861), He was the first mayor of Toronto, Upper Canada and was a leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion.
William Lyon Mackenzie King, (1875-1950), Canadian political leader from the 1920s through the 1940s. He served as the tenth Prime Minister of Canada from December 29, 1921 to June 28, 1926; from September 25, 1926 to August 7, 1930; and from October 23, 1935 to November 15, 1948.