Tupper, Sir Charles National Historic Person
Warren, Nova Scotia
Image of Father of Confederation
Victoria Street, Warren, Nova Scotia
Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
1821 to 1915
Tupper, Sir Charles
Prime Minister of Canada (1896); Father of Confederation
Existing plaque: Dominion Public Building Victoria Street East, Amherst, Nova Scotia
Born at Amherst and educated in medicine, Tupper was elected in 1855 to the Nova Scotia Assembly, becoming Premier in 1864. In alliance with John A. Macdonald, he skilfully manoeuvered unwilling Nova Scotians into Confederation. Having held several federal cabinet portfolios he served as High Commissioner to London for eleven years (1884-87 and 1889-96). Returning to politics he entered Bowell's Cabinet in 1896 and soon succeeded him as Prime Minister. When, in that same year, his party was defeated at the polls he became leader of the opposition, a post he held until his personal defeat in 1900. He died in England.Original Plaque: inside the Dominion Public Building Victoria Street, Amherst, Nova Scotia
In honour of
Sir Charles Tupper, Bart.
Statesman, and one of the Fathers of Confederation.
Premier of Canada, 1896.
Born at Amherst, N.S., 2nd July, 1821.
Died in England, 30th October, 1915.Existing plaque: Warren Consolidated School Victoria Street, Warren, Nova Scotia
One of the Fathers of Confederation, a forceful and constructive statesman, he promoted unity and nationhood, during forty-five years of public life, he was successively Premier of Nova Scotia, Dominion Cabinet Minister, High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Prime Minister of Canada. He also played a notable part in setting up a free school system in his native province, in promoting the Canadian Pacific Railway in its early years, and in organizing the Canadian Medical Society.
Born nearby, July 2, 1821; died in England, October 30, 1915.