Charles Edward Church

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Charles Edward Church
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lunenburg
In office
Preceded byEdmund Mortimer McDonald
Succeeded byCharles Edwin Kaulbach
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Lunenburg
In office
Senator from Nova Scotia
In office
Personal details
Born(1835-01-03)January 3, 1835
Tancook Island, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
DiedJanuary 3, 1906(1906-01-03) (aged 71)
Halifax, Nova Scotia[1]
Political partyLiberal
Other political
Nova Scotia Liberal Party
Spouse(s)Henrietta A. Pugsley
CabinetCommissioner of Works and Mines (1882-1884)
Provincial Secretary (1884-1891 & 1896-1901)

Charles Edward Church (January 3, 1835 – January 3, 1906) was a Canadian politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Tancook Island, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, the son of Charles Lott Anthony Church and Sarah Hiltz,[1] Church was educated in Chester and Truro, Nova Scotia.


He was a school teacher for over ten years and then he started in business as a merchant. In 1884, Church married Henrietta A. Pugsley.[1] He was first elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1872 for Lunenburg. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1874 and was defeated in 1878. From 1874 to 1878, he was Liberal Whip in the House of Commons for the Maritime Provinces.

He was elected in 1882 to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia and sat there until 1902 when he was called to the Senate. Church was Provincial Secretary of Nova Scotia for two years in the William Thomas Pipes administration, and Commissioner of Public Works and Mines for 15 years, in the William Stevens Fielding and George Henry Murray administrations. He was called to the Senate on February 8, 1902 on the advice of Wilfrid Laurier representing the senatorial division of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. He served until his death in 1906.[2]

He was a grandson of Charles Lot Church.


  1. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  2. ^ The Canadian Parliament: Biographical Sketches and Photo-Engravures of the Senators and Members of the House of Commons of Canada. Montreal: The Perrault Printing Co. 1906. p. 62. Retrieved 2007-04-29.

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