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First Among Equals - Children's Version : The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
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Sir Charles Tupper

Sir Charles Tupper

Born 1821, Died 1915

Time as Prime Minister
May 1, 1896 - July 8, 1896

Born

  • July 2, 1821, Amherst, Nova Scotia

Education

  • University of Edinburgh, Scotland, M.D. 1843

Personal Life

  • Married 1846, Frances Morse (1826 - 1912)
  • Three sons, three daughters

Professional Life

  • Physician
  • 1867 - 1870 President, Canadian Medical Association
  • Author

Political Party

  • Conservative
  • 1896 - 1901 Party Leader

Constituencies

  • 1867 - 1884, 1887 - 1888 Cumberland, Nova Scotia
  • 1896 - 1900 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Other Ministries

  • 1857 - 1860, 1863 - 1867 Provincial Secretary (Province of Nova Scotia)
  • 1870 - 1872 President of the Privy Council
  • 1872 - 1873 Inland Revenue
  • 1873 Customs
  • 1878 - 1879 Public Works
  • 1879 - 1884 Railways and Canals
  • 1887 - 1888 Finance
  • 1896 Secretary of State

Political Record

  • Premier of Nova Scotia 1864 - 1867
  • Participant in the Confederation Conferences of Charlottetown 1864, Quebec 1864, and London 1866
  • Father of Confederation 1867
  • Construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway 1879 - 1884
  • High Commissioner to the United Kingdom 1884 - 1887, 1888 - 1896
  • Leader of the Opposition 1896 - 1901

Died

  • October 30, 1915, Bexley Heath, England
  • Grave site: St. John's Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Source: Canada's Prime Ministers, 1867-1994. [Ottawa]: National Archives of Canada, c1994. 20 p.


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