Pope, William Henry National Historic Person

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Hon. William Henry Pope © Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA-027027
William Henry Pope
© Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA-027027
Hon. William Henry Pope © Topley Studio / Library and Archives Canada / PA-027027Pope, William Henry © Parks Canada
Address : 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 1939-05-29
Life Date: 1825 to 1879

Other Name(s):
  • Pope, William Henry  (Designation Name)

Importance: Father of Confederation

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque: north east side of Province House NHSC 165 Richmond Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Born at Bedeque, Prince Edward Island, Pope was admitted to the bar in 1847, became Colonial Secretary in 1859, was elected to the Legislative Assembly representing Queen's County in 1863 and continued to serve in the Assembly until 1867. An ardent advocate of Confederation, he was a delegate to the Charlottetown and Québec Conferences of 1864. In 1873 he was appointed Judge of Prince County. He died at Summerside.