Edward Barron Chandler

Edward Barron Chandler (HM20RF)

Location: Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 1X6 Cumberland County
Country: Canada
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N 45° 50.049', W 64° 12.763'

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1800 - 1880

Born in Amherst, Chandler was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1823. He represented Westmorland in the legislature (1827-36), was a Legislative Councillor (1836-78) and a member of the Executive Council almost continuously between 1844 and 1858. A Father of Confederation, he attended the Charlottetown, Quebec and London Conferences. Declining appointment to the Senate in 1867 he served in the first provincial administration after Confederation (1867-9) and played a prominent part in negotiations leading to the building of the Intercolonial Railway. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor in 1878, he died in office.
L'un des Pères de la Confédération, né à Amherst, Chandler fut admis au barreau de Nouveau-Brunswick en 1823. Député de Westmorland à l'Assemblée provinciale (1827-1836) et membre du Conseil législatif (1836-1878), il siégea presque continuellement au Conseil exécutif entre 1844 et 1858. Il refusa de devenir sénateur en 1867 et fit partie pendant deux ans du premier gouvernement du Nouveau-Brunswick (1867-1869). Il joua un rôle important dans les négociations en vue de la construction de l'Intercolonial. Lieutenant-gouveneur en 1878, il occupa ce poste jusqu'a sa mort.
HM NumberHM20RF
Year Placed1939
Placed ByHistoric Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada
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Date Added Monday, August 14th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)20T E 405816 N 5076335
Decimal Degrees45.83415000, -64.21271667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 50.049', W 64° 12.763'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 50' 2.94" N, 64° 12' 45.78" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 Nova Scotia Trunk 2, Amherst Nova Scotia B4H 1X6, CA
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