Amos Edwin Botsford

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The Hon.
Amos Edwin Botsford
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Member of the Legislative Council of New Brunswick
In office
Senator for New Brunswick, New Brunswick
In office
October 23, 1867 – March 22, 1894
Appointed by Royal Proclamation
Speaker of the Canadian Senate
In office
June 3, 1872 – June 5, 1872
Preceded by Joseph Édouard Cauchon
Succeeded by Joseph Édouard Cauchon
In office
February 16, 1880 – April 18, 1880
Preceded by David Lewis Macpherson
Succeeded by David Lewis Macpherson
Personal details
Born (1804-09-05)September 5, 1804
Saint John, New Brunswick
Died March 22, 1894(1894-03-22) (aged 89)
Sackville, New Brunswick
Resting place Fernhill Cemetery
Political party Conservative
Relations William Botsford, father

Amos Edwin Botsford, PC (September 5, 1804 – March 22, 1894) was a Canadian farmer, judge, politician, and businessman.

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, the son of William Botsford, and moved with his family to Westcock in 1808. He was a justice of the peace and a senior judge for the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in Westmorland County. He served in the county militia, reaching the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Botsford was named to the province's Legislative Council, serving from 1833 to 1866; he also served as a member of the Executive Council from 1838 to 1840. He supported Confederation and, in 1867, he was appointed to the Senate representing the senatorial division of New Brunswick. He served as speaker in 1872 and 1880. A Conservative member, he died in office in 1894. He is buried in Fernhill Cemetery.

Botsford also helped establish the New Brunswick and Prince Edward Railway Company in 1874 and served as its president. Lieutenant Colonel Botsford was the founding President of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association in 1868.[1]


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