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Blanchard, Hiram

Born: 1820 AD
Died: 1874 AD, at 54 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Politician


1820 - Born on the 17th of January in West River.

1841 - Descendant of a New England family, Hiram Blanchard received his education at Pictou Academy, studied law with William Frederick DesBarres in Guysborough, and was admitted to the bar as attorney in November.
1842 - Married Eliza Cantrell of Guysborough, and had one son, who died young, and four daughters.

1859 - Won election to the Nova Scotia legislative assembly as a Liberal.

1860 - He moved to Halifax and formed a partnership with Jonathan McCully, then solicitor general and railway commissioner in Joseph Howe’s Reform government.

1863-1867 - He was re-elected and in the assembly showed particular concern over the treatment of the insane and the deaf.

1864 - Became Attorney General in the government of Charles Tupper.

1867 - Blanchard became the 1st premier of Nova Scotia.

1870 - After McCully was appointed to the bench, Nicholas H. Meagher became Blanchard’s partner.

1871-1874 - He served as leader of the opposition.

1874 - Hiram Blanchard died on 17th of December in Halifax, Canada.




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