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Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)

Charles Fisher


Charles Fisher Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
1. Charles Fisher Marker
Born in Fredericton, Fisher practised law before entering politics. Excepting the period 1850-1854 he represented York as a member of the Legislature continuously from 1837 until his retirement in 1868. Entering the Executive Council in 1848 he served as Premier and Attorney General (1854-1856 and 1857-1861). A Father of Confederation, he attended both the Québec and London Conferences. Elected to represent York in the House of Commons, he resigned in 1868 to become puisne judge of the Supreme Court of New Brunswick, and soon after Judge of the Court of Divorce and Matrimonial Causes. He died in Fredericton.

Avocat, homme politique et Père de la Confédération, Fisher naquit à Fredericton. De 1837 à 1868, à l'exception des années 1850-1854, il fut député de York à l'Assemblée législative. Membre du Conseil exécutif à compter de 1848, il fut premier ministre et procureur général (1854-1856 et 1857-1861). Fisher assista aux conférences de Québec et de Londres, et fut élu à la Chambre des communes en 1867. Il démissionna l'année suivante pour devenir juge puîné de la Cour
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suprême du Nouveau-Brunswick, puis juge du tribunal du divorce et des affaires matrimoniales. Il mourut à Fredericton.
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1808.
Location. 45° 57.579′ N, 66° 38.195′ W. Marker is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker can be reached from St. John Street south of Queen Street (New Brunswick Route 102), on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the west-facing side of a four-sided monument located on the west side of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly grounds, near the northwest corner of the Assembly building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 Queen Street, Fredericton NB E3B 1C5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé (here, next to this marker); Lemuel Allan Wilmot (here, next to this marker); Sir Howard Douglas (here, next to this marker); Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative (within shouting distance of this
Charles Fisher Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
2. Charles Fisher Marker (tall view)
marker); York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de York (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ Church (about 210 meters away); New Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Also see . . .  Charles Fisher. Charles Fisher was the eldest son of Peter Fisher and Susanna Williams, descendants of Loyalists who settled in New Brunswick after the American Revolution. After receiving his BA, he studied law under Attorney General George Frederick Street and spent a year at the Inns of Court in London, England, becoming a barrister in 1833. During his legal studies, he developed a strong interest in constitutional law and became an outspoken advocate of self-government for New Brunswick. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
Charles Fisher Marker<br>(<i>wide view • Legislative Assembly building in background</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 30, 2019
3. Charles Fisher Marker
(wide view • Legislative Assembly building in background)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 298 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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