Charles Edward Church
|Charles Edward Church|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Preceded by||Edmund Mortimer McDonald|
|Succeeded by||Charles Edwin Kaulbach|
|Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Lunenburg|
|Senator from Nova Scotia|
January 3, 1835|
Tancook Island, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
|Died||January 3, 1906
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Nova Scotia Liberal Party|
|Spouse(s)||Henrietta A. Pugsley|
|Cabinet||Commissioner 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
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. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons 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.
He was a grandson of Charles Lot Church.
- Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.
- 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.