Charles Tupper Biography

Sir Charles Tupper, 1st Baronet, GCMG, CB, PC was a Canadian father of Confederation: as the Premier of Nova Scotia from 1864 to 1867, he led Nova Scotia into Confederation. He went on to serve as the sixth Prime Minister of Canada, sworn into office on May 1, 1896, seven days after parliament had been dissolved. He lost the June 23 election and resigned on July 8, 1896. His 69-day term as prime minister is currently the shortest in Canadian history.

Tupper was born in Amherst, Nova Scotia to the Rev. Charles Tupper and Miriam Lockhart. He was educated at Horton Academy, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh Medical School, graduating MD in 1843. By the age of 22 he had handled 116 obstetric cases. He practiced medicine periodically throughout his political career. He entered Nova Scotian politics in 1855 as a protégé of James William Johnston. During Johnston's tenure as premier of Nova Scotia in 1857–59 and 1863–64, Tupper served as provincial secretary. Tupper replaced Johnston as premier in 1864. As premier, Tupper established public education in Nova Scotia. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Charles Tupper
Nationality:
Canada
Profession:
Physician, Lawyer
Religion:
Baptists
Date of Birth:
July 2, 1821
Astrological Sign:
Cancer
Date of Death:
October 30, 1915
Age at Death:
94
Marriages
Charles Tupper Timeline
  • 1896-05-01
    Seven days after parliament was dissolved, Charles Tupper is sworn in as the 6th Prime Minister of Canada
  • 1896-07-08
    Charles Tupper resigns as Prime Minister of Canada after losing the June 23rd election, his 69-day term the shortest in Canadian history
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