National Post (National Edition)



December 30, 1961

Father of Confederat­ion William Alexander Henry was born in Halifax, N.S. Henry entered politics in 1840 as the Liberal member for Antigonish, where he was raised,

in Nova Scotia’s House of Assembly. In 1864, Henry served as attorney general for Nova Scotia and was a delegate to all three Confederat­ion conference­s. He later became mayor of Halifax and one of the first judges appointed to the Supreme Court of


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