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Monarch  Elizabeth II
Preceded by  Lloyd Crouse

Succeeded by  Myra Freeman
Name  James Kinley
James Kinley
Governor General  Ray Hnatyshyn Romeo LeBlanc Adrienne Clarkson
Premier  John Savage Russell MacLellan John Hamm
Born  23 September 1925 Lunenburg, Nova Scotia (1925-09-23)
Died  1 May 2012(2012-05-01) (aged 86) Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

John James Kinley, (23 September 1925 – 1 May 2012) was a Canadian engineer, industrialist and the 29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia since confederation.


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Early life

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Kinley was born in Lunenburg, the son of politician John James Kinley and Lila Evelyn Kinley (Young).


Kinley was an engineering graduate of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Technical College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has practiced professional engineering in business and the community for more than 50 years in executive positions at Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. and Lunenburg Marine Railway. He was the Honorary Chair for Life of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, a former chair the Offshore Trade Association of Nova Scotia and a former director of the Canadian Foundry Association.

Kinley served in a number of military offices. He served in the Canadian Merchant Marine and Royal Canadian Navy and in Canada's Naval Reserve and Retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1958. He was a president of Branch #23, Royal Canadian Legion in Lunenburg, former president of the Navy League of Canada, Honorary Colonel of the #14 Airfield Engineering Squadron, Canadian Air Force and the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was appointed the first Grand President of The Nova Scotia Command, Royal Canadian Legion.

Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia

Kinley was appointed by the Governor General, on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, in May 1994. He was installed at a public ceremony at the World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 23, 1994. He was sworn into office by Premier John Savage, Chief Justice Lorne Clarke and federal representatives for Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn.


Kinley died at the age of 86 in Lunenburg.

Personal life

Kinley was a longtime resident of Lunenburg with his wife Grace Elizabeth (MacPherson) Kinley and have raised four children; Paula, Peter, Edward, Shona and are grandparents of eleven grandchildren.


  • Sir John Kennedy Medal; Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Centennial Gold Medal, 100 years of Tech, TUNS and Dalhousie University, 2007
  • Member of the Duke of Edinburgh's first Study Conference "Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire” Oxford in 1956, attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion at Buckingham Palace, London, May 2006.
  • Fellow Engineering Institute of Canada
  • Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers
  • Fellow of Canadian Society of Engineers
  • Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Dalhousie University 1995
  • Grand Commander of the Royal Norwegian Medal of Honour
  • Knight of Grace, Knight of Justice and Vice Prior Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
  • References

    James Kinley Wikipedia

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