Edward Barron Chandler
1800 - 1880
Born in Amherst, Chandler was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1823. He represented Westmorland in the legislature (1827-36), was a Legislative Councillor (1836-78) and a member of the Executive Council almost continuously between 1844 and 1858. A Father of Confederation, he attended the Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences. Declining appointment to the Senate in 1867 he served in the first provincial administration after Confederation (1867-9) and played a prominent part in negotiations leading to the building of the Intercolonial Railway. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor in 1878, he died in office.
L'un des Pères de la Confédération, né à Amherst, Chandler fut admis au barreau de Nouveau-Brunswick en 1823. Député de Westmorland à l'Assemblée provinciale (1827-1836) et membre du Conseil législatif (1836-1878), il siégea presque continuellement au Conseil exécutif entre 1844 et 1858. Il refusa de devenir sénateur en 1867 et fit partie pendant deux ans du premier gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (1867-1869). Il joua un rôle important dans les négociations en vue de la construction de l'Intercolonial. Lieutenant-gouveneur en 1878, il occupa ce poste jusqu'a sa mort.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
Location. 45° 50.049′ N, 64° 12.763′ W. Marker is in Amherst, Nova Scotia, in Cumberland County. Marker is on Victoria Street East (Nova Scotia Route 6) just south of Havelock Street (Nova Scotia Route 2), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the Amherst Town Hall (former Dominion Public Building). Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 Victoria Street East, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1X6, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Barry Dickey (here, next to this marker); Former Site of Amherst Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Dominion Public Building (a few steps from this marker in New Brunswick); Jonathan McCully (a few steps from this marker); Sir Charles Tupper (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Trans Canada Highway (approx. 4.1 kilometers away in New Brunswick); Un hommage à/A Tribute to Jacob (Jacques) Bourgeois (approx. 4.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amherst.
Also see . . .
1. Edward Barron Chandler Bio. (Submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Edward Barron Chandler Bio. (Submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Edward Barron Chandler at Find A Grave. (Submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.