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ARCHIBALD, The Hon. Sir Adams George, P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C., LL.D.
Picture of ARCHIBALD, The Hon. Sir Adams George, P.C., K.C.M.G., Q.C., LL.D.
Photographer:
William James Topley
© Public Domain

Source: Library and Archives Canada, PA 026322
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1814.05.03
Place of Birth: Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1892.12.14 (78 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Lawyer
Notes: Father of Confederation; attended the Charlottetown (Sept. 1864), Quebec (Oct. 1864) and London (Dec. 1866) Conferences.

Of Scottish origin.

Federal Political Experience
Years of Service: 1185 Days (3 years, 2 months, 29 days)
^ House of Commons
ConstituencyPolitical Affiliation at ElectionDate of Election (yyyy.mm.dd)Result
Colchester, Nova Scotia Liberal-Conservative 1888.08.15
(By-Election)
Elected
Colchester, Nova Scotia Resignation. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, May 20, 1870. Liberal-Conservative 1869.09.09
(By-Election)
Elected
Colchester, Nova Scotia Liberal-Conservative 1867.09.20 During the general election of 1867, elections in the constituencies were held at various times between 1867-08-07 and 1867-09-20. Defeated

^ Parliamentary Group
PartyTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Liberal-Conservative 1888.08.15 - 1891.03.04
Liberal-Conservative 1869.09.09 - 1870.05.19

^ Offices and Roles as a Parliamentarian
Minister

PortfolioTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Secretary of State for the Provinces Resignation. Defeated in the August 7 to September 20, 1867 federal election, at once tendered his resignation. Retained his portfolio until April 1868. 1867.07.01 - 1868.04.30

Provincial / Territorial Political Experience
^ Provincial / Territorial Political Affiliation
Political AffiliationProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Reformer Nova Scotia -
^ Provincial / Territorial Assembly
AssemblyProvince / TerritoryTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
House of Assembly Nova Scotia 1851 - 1867
^ Provincial / Territorial Responsibilities
Nova Scotia

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Lieutenant Governor 1873.07.05 - 1883.07.03
Attorney General 1860 - 1863
Solicitor General 1856 - 1857

Manitoba

ResponsibilityTerm (yyyy.mm.dd)
Lieutenant Governor 1870.05.20 - 1872.04.08
Selected Publications This bibliography includes books, chapters in books and journal articles written, edited, compiled or translated solely by the parliamentarian or with others.

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^ Sole Author Books

  • The inaugural addresses, &c., delivered at the opening of the Law School in connection with Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., at the beginning of the first term in 1883 .
    Halifax, N.S. : Nova Scotia Print.; 1884. 62 p.

  • Letter from A.G. Archibald, Esq., M.P.P. to the people of Nova Scotia.
    [London : s.n.; 1866]. 8 p.


Chapters in Books

  • The expulsion of the Acadians.
    In: Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax. Collections. 1887. [S.l. : s.n.; 1887]. v.5, p. [11]-95.

  • First siege and capture of Louisbourg 1745.
    In: Royal Society of Canada, Ottawa. Proceedings and transactions, 1887. [S.l. : s.n.]; 1888. v.5, section 2, p. 41-53.

  • Government house at Halifax.
    In: Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax. Collections. 1883. [S.l. : s.n.; 1883]. v.3, p. [197]-208.

  • Letter from A.G. Archibald, Esq., M.P.P. to the people of Nova Scotia.
    In: British America : arguments against a union of the provinces reviewed : with further reasons for confederation / by J. McCully. London; 1867.

  • Life of Sir John Wentworth : [Governor of Nova Scotia, 1792-1808].
    In: Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax. Collections. 1921. [S.l. : s.n.; 1921]. v. 20, p. 43-109.

  • Sir Alexadner (!) Croke.
    In: Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax. Collections. 1881. [S.l. : s.n.; 1881]. v.2, p. 110-28.

  • Story of deportation of negroes from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone.
    In: Nova Scotia Historical Society, Halifax. Collections. 1891. [S.l. : s.n.; 1891]. v.7, p. [129]-54.


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