David MacKeen

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The Hon.
David MacKeen
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11th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
October 19, 1915 – November 13, 1916
Monarch George V
Governor General the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
The Duke of Devonshire
Premier George Henry Murray
Preceded by James Drummond McGregor
Succeeded by MacCallum Grant
Senator for Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
In office
February 21, 1896 – October 15, 1915
Nominated by Mackenzie Bowell
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton
In office
February 22, 1887 – February 21, 1896
Preceded by Hector Francis McDougall
Succeeded by Charles Tupper
Personal details
Born (1839-09-20)September 20, 1839
Mabou, Nova Scotia
Died November 13, 1916(1916-11-13) (aged 77)
Mabou, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative[1]
Relations Henry Poole MacKeen
Occupation surveyor, mine manager
Profession politician

David MacKeen (September 20, 1839 – November 13, 1916) was a Canadian surveyor, mine manager, politician, and the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.


Born in Mabou, he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Cape Breton in the 1887 federal election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in the 1891 election. He was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1896, representing the senatorial division of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He resigned in 1915 when he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. He died in office in 1916.[2]


  1. ^ "MACKEEN, The Hon. David". Parliamentarian of Canada. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "MacKEEN, DAVID". Dictionary of Canadian Biographies. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 

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