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TUPPER, The Right Hon. Sir Charles, P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.M.G., C.B., D.C.L., LL.D., M.D.
Picture of TUPPER, The Right Hon. Sir Charles, P.C., G.C.M.G., K.C.M.G., C.B., D.C.L., LL.D., M.D.
Photographer:
William James Topley
© Public Domain

Source: Library and Archives Canada, PA-027743
Date of Birth (yyyy.mm.dd): 1821.07.02
Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Deceased Date (yyyy.mm.dd): 1915.10.30 (94 years old)
Profession | Occupation: Diplomat, physician
Party Leader:
Notes: Father of Confederation; attended the Charlottetown (Sept. 1864), Quebec (Oct. 1864) and London (Dec. 1866) Conferences.
Additional information ^ Biographical information
Marriage (1846.10.08 - 1912.05.11)
  • Morse, Frances Amelia
    Birth: 1826 (Amherst, Nova Scotia) Death: 1912.05.11

Children
  • Tupper, Emma
    Birth: 1847.07.23

  • Tupper, Elizabeth Stewart (Lilly)
    Birth: 1849.04.23 Death: 1849.11.30

  • Tupper, James Stewart
    Birth: 1851.10.26 Death: 1915

  • Tupper, Charles Hibbert (M.P.)
    Birth: 1855.08.03 (Amherst, Nova Scotia) Death: 1927.03.30

  • Tupper, Sophy Almon
    Birth: 1858 Death: 1863.08.13

  • Tupper, William Johnston
    Birth: 1862.06.29 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Death: 1947.12.17

Cause of Death: heart failure
Place of Burial: St. John's Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
^ Heritage Information
Plaques, Statues, etc.:
  • Amherst, Nova Scotia
  • Warren, Nova Scotia
  • Ottawa, Ontario
    Parliament Hill
    Statue
  • Places, Buildings, etc.
    Named After Prime Minister:
  • Mount Tupper, at Rogers Pass, British Columbia. Formerly Hermit Mountain, but renamed after the P.M. of Canada.
    "There is a very perfect effect of a hermit and his dog formed by boulders near the top of the mountain" (Douglas SLADEN, English traveller).
  • Tupper, Ontario. Geographic Township in Algoma District, established in 1865.
  • Other Information: First Among Equals -- The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
    (Library and Archives Canada)
    Details of Interest
  • Oldest to assume office of PM
  • Shortest total duration of term as PM
  • KCMG 1879
  • GCMG 1886
  • Premier of Nova Scotia 1864-1867
  • One of the Fathers of Confederation

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