P.M.#6 – Sir Charles Tupper: I had a brilliant subtitle for this post yesterday, but then WordPress ate my post and now I forget what it was
|Name||Sir Charles Tupper|
|Born:||July 2, 1821 in Amherst, Nova Scotia|
|Died:||October 30, 1915|
|Held Office:||May 1, 1896 – July 8, 1896|
|Best known for:||-at 69 days (snicker… 69), his was the shortest reign ever as a Canadian Prime Minister. Also, since he took office after the House of Commons dissolved, he’s the only P.M. who never faced a Parliament. Can anyone say “lame”?-he was a Father of Confederation, having led Nova Scotia into Confederation as the then-Premier-he has a school in Vancouver named after him (that makes him famous to me). I believe I once judged a science fair there.-railroads. This dude was all about the railroads.|
|Some Things I Didn’t Know About This P.M.||-his son-in-law was held hostage by Louis Riel and the rebels during the Red River Rebellion in 1869 (yeesh, again with the 69!)|
Next week we will be back on track with our regular Sunday spot for the next P.M., Wilfred Laurier. He has a university named after him AND his face on money, so he must have done something important.
Image credits: From from the Library and Archives Canada, copyright is expired.