Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada (1821-1915)
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Sir Charles Tupper, 1st Baronet, GCMG, CB, PC (July 2, 1821 – October 30, 1915) was a Canadian father of Confederation:[1] as the premier of Nova Scotia from 1864 to 1867, he led Nova Scotia into Confederation. He was also the shortest serving Prime Minister of Canada. His term was only 2 and a half months.

Sir Charles Tupper

6th Prime Minister of Canada
In office
May 1, 1896 – July 8, 1896
Governor GeneralThe Earl of Aberdeen
Preceded byMackenzie Bowell
Succeeded byWilfrid Laurier
Leader of the Official Opposition
In office
July 11, 1896 – February 5, 1901
Prime MinisterWilfrid Laurier
Preceded byWilfrid Laurier
Succeeded byRobert Borden
13th Secretary of State for Canada
In office
January 15, 1896 – July 8, 1896
Prime Minister
Preceded byWalter Humphries Montague
Succeeded byRichard William Scott
2nd Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
In office
May 30, 1883 – January 15, 1896
Prime Minister
Preceded bySir Alexander Tilloch Galt
Succeeded bySir Donald Smith
Minister of Finance and Receiver General
In office
January 27, 1887 – May 22, 1888
Prime MinisterSir John A. Macdonald
Preceded byArchibald McLelan
Succeeded byGeorge Eulas Foster
Member of Parliament for Cape Breton
In office
Preceded byDavid MacKeen
Succeeded byAlexander Johnston
Member of Parliament for Cumberland
In office
Preceded byCharles James Townshend
Succeeded byArthur Rupert Dickey
In office
November 1867 – May 1884
Preceded byNew Constituency
Succeeded byCharles James Townshend
Premier of the Colony of Nova Scotia
In office
May 11, 1864 – July 3, 1867
Lieutenant Governor
Preceded byJames William Johnston
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Hiram Blanchard (provincial)
Personal details
Born(1821-07-02)July 2, 1821
Amherst, Nova Scotia
DiedOctober 30, 1915(1915-10-30) (aged 94)
Bexleyheath, England
Resting placeSt. John's Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Political partyConservative
Frances Morse
(m. 1846; died 1912)
Alma materUniversity of Edinburgh Medical School (1843)


  1. "TUPPER, The Right Hon. Sir Charles". Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.