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Amherst in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia — The Canadian Atlantic
 

Sir Charles Tupper

1821 - 1915

 
 
Sir Charles Tupper Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 28, 2017
1. Sir Charles Tupper Marker
Inscription.

Born at Amherst and educated in medicine, Tupper was elected in 1855 to the Nova Scotia Assembly, becoming Premier in 1864. In alliance with John A. Macdonald, he skilfully manoeuvered unwilling Nova Scotians into Confederation. Having held several federal cabinet portfolios, he served as High Commissioner to London for eleven years (1883-87 and 1888-96). Returning to politics he entered Bowell's Cabinet in 1896 and soon succeeded him as Prime Minister. When, in that same year, his party was defeated at the polls he became leader of the opposition, a post he held until his personal defeat in 1900. He died in England.

Médecin et homme politique, l'un des Pères de la Confédération, Tupper est né à Amherst (N.É.). Député de Cumberland en 1855, il devint premier ministre de la Nouvelle-Écosse en 1864. A ce titre, il mit tout en oeuvre pour faire entrer sa province dans la Confédération. Ministre dans les cabinets de Macdonald en 1870 et en 1878, haut-commissaire du Canada à Londres en 1883 et en 1888, il devint en 1896 premier ministre du Canada. A la défaite de son parti, il demeura chef de l'Opposition parlementaire (1896-1900). Il mourut en Angleterre.
 
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Jonathan McCully and Sir Charles Tupper Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Jonathan McCully and Sir Charles Tupper Markers
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Location. 45° 50.058′ N, 64° 12.757′ 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. Jonathan McCully (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); 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. Sir Charles Tupper Bio. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Sir Charles Tupper Bio. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Sir Charles Tupper at Find A Grave. (Submitted on September 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on September 7, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on September 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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