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Matthew Henry Richey

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Monarch  Victoria
Name  Matthew Richey
Nationality  Canadian

Succeeded by  Archibald McLelan
Role  Canadian Politician
Governor General  Marquess of Lorne The Marquess of Lansdowne The Lord Stanley of Preston
Premier  William Thomas Pipes William S. Fielding
Born  June 10, 1828 Windsor, Nova Scotia (1828-06-10)
Died  February 21, 1911, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
Party  Conservative Party of Canada
Parents  Matthew Richey, Louisa Matilda Nichols

Preceded by  Adams George Archibald

Matthew Henry Richey (June 10, 1828 – February 21, 1911) was a Canadian politician in the 19th century.

Richey was the son of Matthew Richey, Methodist minister from Nova Scotia. The family was of Ulster-Scottish ancestry, his father having immigrated to Canada.

Richey studied law in Windsor, Ontario and Upper Canada, was called to the bar in 1850 and practised law in Halifax. He served on the city council and was twice elected mayor of Halifax.

Richey was a Conservative politician and in 1878 he was elected to the Canadian Parliament. In 1883, he became the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, a position he held until 1888.

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Matthew Henry Richey Wikipedia


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