J. James Kinley
|29th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia|
23 June 1994 – 17 May 2000
|Governor General||Ray Hnatyshyn|
|Preceded by||Lloyd Crouse|
|Succeeded by||Myra Freeman|
23 September 1925|
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
|Died||1 May 2012
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
|Profession||Professional Engineer, Businessman|
Kinley was appointed by the Governor General, on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien, in May 1994. He was installed at a public ceremony at the World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 23, 1994. He was sworn into office by Premier John Savage, Chief Justice Lorne Clarke and federal representatives for Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn.
Kinley was an engineering graduate of Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Technical College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has practiced professional engineering in business and the community for more than 50 years in executive positions at Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. and Lunenburg Marine Railway. He was the Honorary Chair for Life of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, a former chair the Offshore Trade Association of Nova Scotia and a former director of the Canadian Foundry Association.
Kinley served in a number of military offices. He served in the Canadian Merchant Marine and Royal Canadian Navy and in Canada's Naval Reserve and Retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1958. He was a president of Branch #23, Royal Canadian Legion in Lunenburg, former president of the Navy League of Canada, Honorary Colonel of the #14 Airfield Engineering Squadron, Canadian Air Force and the West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was appointed the first Grand President of The Nova Scotia Command, Royal Canadian Legion.
Kinley was a longtime resident of Lunenburg with his wife Grace Elizabeth (MacPherson) Kinley and have raised four children; Paula, Peter, Edward, Shona and are grandparents of eleven grandchildren.
- Sir John Kennedy Medal; Engineering Institute of Canada
- Centennial Gold Medal, 100 years of Tech, TUNS and Dalhousie University, 2007
- Member of the Duke of Edinburgh's first Study Conference "Human Problems of Industrial Communities within the Commonwealth and Empire” Oxford in 1956, attended the 50th Anniversary Reunion at Buckingham Palace, London, May, 2006.
- Fellow Engineering Institute of Canada
- Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineers
- Fellow of Canadian Society of Engineers
- Honorary Doctor of Engineering, Dalhousie University 1995
- Grand Commander of the Royal Norwegian Medal of Honour
- Knight of Grace, Knight of Justice and Vice Prior Order of Saint John of Jerusalem
- "Former lieutenant-governor Kinley dies at 86 | The Chronicle Herald". Thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2012-05-04.
- Canadian Heraldic Authority (Volume III), Ottawa, 1999
|Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia