Alexander Campbell (Nova Scotia politician)

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Alexander Campbell (May 22, 1826 – September 2, 1909[1]) was a Scottish-born notary public[2] and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Inverness County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1867 to 1871 and from 1878 to 1886 as a Liberal-Conservative member.

He was born on the Isle of Skye, the son of Archibald Campbell and Margaret MacLean,[1] and came to Cape Breton in 1830. In 1853, Campbell married Mary McLean. He married Ella G. Grant after the death of his first wife. Campbell was also a magistrate for Inverness County and was a senior major in the militia. He was elected in 1867 on an anti-Confederation platform.[2] Campbell died at Strathlorne at the age of 83.[1]

His former home has been designed a provincial heritage property.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B, ed. The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A biographical directory. Province of Nova Scotia. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. 
  2. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1885, JA Gemmill
  3. ^ Campbell-Rose House, Municipality of the County of Inverness