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Former Premiers of Nova Scotia


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Dates of OfficePremier (Colony of Nova Scotia)Party(Born - Died)
9 Feb 1848 - 4 Apr 1854James B. UniackeLib(b. 1799 - d. 1858)
4 Apr 1854 - 24 Feb 1857William YoungLib
24 Feb 1857 - 10 Feb 1860James W. JohnstonCon(b. 1792 - d. 1873)
10 Feb 1860 - 11 Jun 1863William YoungLib
11 Jun 1863 - 11 May 1864Joseph HoweLib
11 May 1864 - 1 Jul 1867Charles TupperCnf(b. 1821 - d. 1915)




Dates of OfficePremier (Province of Nova Scotia)Party(Born - Died)
1 Jul 1867 - 4 Jul 1867Charles TupperCnf(b. 1821 - d. 1915)
4 Jul 1867 - 7 Nov 1867Hiram BlanchardCon(b. 1820 - d. 1874)
7 Nov 1867 - 11 May 1875William AnnandLib(b. 1808 - d. 1887)
11 May 1875 - 22 Oct 1878Philip Carteret HillLib(b. 1821 - d. 1894)
22 Oct 1878 - 25 May 1882Simon Hugh HolmesCon(b. 1831 - d. 1919)
25 May 1882 - 3 Aug 1882John S. D. ThompsonCon(b. 1844 - d. 1894)
3 Aug 1882 - 28 Jul 1884William Thomas PipesLib(b. 1850 - d. 1909)
28 Jul 1884 - 20 Jul 1896William Stevens FieldingLib(b. 1848 - d. 1929)
20 Jul 1896 - 24 Jan 1923George Henry MurrayLib(b. 1861 - d. 1929)
24 Jan 1923 - 16 Jul 1925Ernest Howard ArmstrongLib(b. 1864 - d. 1946)
16 Jul 1925 - 11 Aug 1930Edgar Nelson RhodesCon(b. 1877 - d. 1942)
11 Aug 1930 - 5 Sep 1933Gordon Sydney HarringtonCon(b. 1883 - d. 1943)
5 Sep 1933 - 10 Jul 1940Angus L. MacdonaldLib(b. 1890 - d. 1954)
10 Jul 1940 - 8 Sep 1945Alexander Stirling MacMillanLib(b. 1871 - d. 1955)
8 Sep 1945 - 13 Apr 1954Angus L. MacdonaldLib(b. 1890 - d. 1954)
13 Apr 1954 - 30 Sep 1954Harold Joseph ConnollyLib(b. 1901 - d. 1980)
30 Sep 1954 - 20 Nov 1956Henry Davis HicksLib(b. 1915 - d. 1990)
20 Nov 1956 - 13 Sep 1967Robert Lorne StanfieldPC(b. 1914 - d. 2003)
13 Sep 1967 - 28 Oct 1970George Isaac SmithPC(b. 1909 - d. 1982)
28 Oct 1970 - 5 Oct 1978Gerald A. ReganLib(b. 1929)
5 Oct 1978 - 12 Sep 1990The Honourable John MacLennan BuchananPC(b. 1931)
12 Sep 1990 - 9 Feb 1991Roger Stuart BaconPC(b. 1926)
9 Feb 1991 - 11 Jun 1993Don W. CameronPC(b. 1946)
11 Jun 1993 - 18 Jul 1997John P. SavageLib(b. 1932)
18 Jul 1997 - 16 Aug 1999Russell MacLellanLib(b. 1940)
16 Aug 1999 - 24 Feb 2006John HammPC(b. 1938)
24 Feb 2006 - 19 Jun 2009Rodney MacDonaldPC(b. 1972)
19 Jun 2009 - Oct 2013Darrell DexterNDP(b. 1957)
Oct 2013- Stephen McNeilLib(b. 1964)

Party Abbreviations

  • Con = Conservative
  • Lib = Liberal
  • PC = Progressive Conservative

See also
Premiers of Canada
Province of Nova Scotia

External Links
Premier of Nova Scotia Official Website


Copyright Craig I.W. Marlatt