Canadian statesman, who became Conservative Member of the Nova Scotia Assembly in 1855 and Premier in 1863. A Father of the Confederation, he entered the dominion Parliament in 1867 and served under John A. MacDonald (1870–73; 1878–84). He became High Commissioner to Britain, holding the post, except for the years 1887–88, until 1896. Returning to Canadian politics, he was Prime Minister for a little over two months. He led the opposition until 1900, when he retired.
Subjects: History of the Americas — World History.