Halifax in Halifax Region, Nova Scotia — The Atlantic Provinces
William Alexander Henry
Born in Halifax and called to the bar in 1840, Henry represented Antigonish in the Nova Scotia Assembly as a Liberal (1841-57), and as a Conservative (1857-67). An ardent advocate of Confederation, he attended the Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences. Defeated by an anti-confederate electorate in 1867, he returned to his law practice until 1875 when he was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. His legal decisions were distinguished by their plain common sense and impatience with legal niceties. He died in Ottawa.
Avocat, Père de la Confédération, né à Halifax, Henry fut admis au barreau en 1840. Il siégea à l'Assemblée de la Nouvelle-Écosse comme libéral de 1841 à 1857 et comme conservateur de 1857 à 1867 et assista aux Conférences de Charlottetown, de Québec et de Londres. Un ardent partisan de la Confédération, il fut défait aux élections de 1867 et reprit alors l'exercice du droit. Nominé à la Cour suprême du Canada en 1875, Henry se fit remarquer par la sagacité de ses jugements et sa largeur d'esprit. Il est mort à Ottawa.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
Location. 44° 38.623′ N, 63° 34.417′ W. Marker is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Halifax Region. Marker is on Spring Garden Road just east of Grafton Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted above eye-level near the northeast corner of the Halifax Provincial Court building, facing Spring Garden Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5250 Spring Garden Road, Halifax NS B3J 1E7, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Halifax Court House / Le Palais de Justice D'Halifax (a few steps from this marker); Edmund Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Maillard (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Mary’s Basilica (within shouting distance of this marker); Philippe Aubert de Gaspé (fils) (within shouting distance of this marker); Carved in Stone (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Major General / Major-Général Robert Ross 1766-1814 (about 90 meters away); Mr. John Samwell (about 90 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Halifax.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 19, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.