John Lovitt

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The Honourable
John Lovitt
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MLA for Yarmouth County
In office
1874–1878
Preceded by John Ryerson
Succeeded by Joseph Kinney
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Yarmouth
In office
1887–1891
Preceded by Joseph Kinney
Succeeded by Thomas Flint
Senator for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
In office
1896–1908
Appointed by Wilfrid Laurier
Personal details
Born October 9, 1832
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Died April 13, 1908(1908-04-13) (aged 75)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Guest
Occupation Captain, shipowner, shipbuilder, entrepreneur

John Lovitt (October 9, 1832 – April 13, 1908) was a Canadian ship’s captain, shipowner, shipbuilder, entrepreneur, and politician.

Born in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, the eldest son of the John W. Lovitt, Lovitt was educated at the Yarmouth Academy. He married Elizabeth Guest in January 1860, they had three sons and five daughters. A master mariner and shipowner, he was also a director of the Bank of Yarmouth. He represented Yarmouth as a Liberal representative in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1874 to 1878. He held a seat in the House of Commons from 1887 until 1891. He was called to the Senate on the advice of Wilfrid Laurier on March 29, 1897. Sitting for the Liberal Party of Canada he served until his death in 1908.

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