1809 - 1877
Born in Cumberland County, N. S., McCully practised law in Amherst and was appointed to the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia in 1848 serving as Solicitor General and Government leader in the Council (1860-62). As editor of the Halifax Morning Chronicle and the Novascotian and subsequently of the Unionist and Morning Journal he was a strong advocate of Confederation and attended the Charlottetown, Quebec and Westminster Conferences. Called to the Senate in 1867, he resigned in 1870 to become puisne judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, a post he held until his death. He died at Halifax.
Journaliste, avocat et Père de la Confédération, McCully est né dans le comté de Cumberland (N.É.). Il accéda au Conseil législatif en 1848. Rédacteur en chef du Morning Chronicle et le Novascotian d'Halifax et, plus tard, du Unionist et du Morning Journal, il appuya vigoureusement le projet de Conféderation et assista aux Conférences de Charlottetown, de Québec et de Westminster. Nommé au Sénat en 1867, il devint juge puîné de la Cour suprême de sa province en 1870. Il mourut à Halifax.
Erected 1939 by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
Location. 45° 50.057′ N, 64° 12.758′ 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 south. 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. Sir Charles Tupper (here, next to this marker); Dominion Public Building (a few steps from this marker in New Brunswick); Former Site of Amherst Post Office (a few steps from this marker); Edward Barron Chandler (a few steps from this marker); Robert Barry Dickey (a few steps from this marker); World Wars Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); 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. Jonathan McCully Bio. (Submitted on September 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Jonathan McCully Bio. (Submitted on September 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Jonathan McCully Bio. (Submitted on September 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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