Frank Stanfield

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Frank Stanfield
15th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
November 19, 1930 – September 25, 1931
Monarch George V
Governor General The Earl of Willingdon
The Earl of Bessborough
Premier Gordon Sidney Harrington
Preceded by James Cranswick Tory
Succeeded by Walter Harold Covert
MLA for Colchester County
In office
June 14, 1911 – July 27, 1920
Serving with Robert H. Kennedy
Preceded by William D. Hill
B.F. Pearson
Succeeded by Robert H. Smith
Harry L. Taggart
In office
June 25, 1925 – November 19, 1930
Serving with William B. Armstrong, William A. Flemming
Preceded by Robert H. Smith
Harry L. Taggart
Succeeded by George Y. Thomas
Personal details
Born (1872-04-24)April 24, 1872
Truro, Nova Scotia
Died September 25, 1931(1931-09-25) (aged 59)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Sarah Emma Stanfield (née Thomas) (m. 1901)
Relations John Stanfield (brother)
Children Robert
Frank Thomas
Occupation entrepreneur and businessman
Profession Politician

Frank Stanfield (April 24, 1872 – September 25, 1931[1]) was an entrepreneur and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Colchester County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1911 to 1920 and from 1925 to 1928 as a Conservative member. Stanfield was the 15th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1930 to 1931.

He was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, the son of Charles E. Stanfield, who established the Stanfield Mills in Truro, and Lydia Dawson. In 1896, with his brother John, he took over the operation of the business, which was incorporated as Stanfield's Limited in 1906.[2] Its "unshrinkable" underwear, developed in 1898, became popular with gold prospectors in the Yukon. The company expanded to be one of the largest producers of woollen goods in Canada.[3] Stanfield married Sarah Thomas in 1901. He was named Lieutenant Governor in 1930 but died in office in Halifax the following year at the age of 59.[4]

His son Robert became premier of Nova Scotia and served as leader of the federal Progressive Conservative Party. Another son Frank Thomas also served in the House of Commons of Canada.


  1. ^ A Directory of the Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1958, Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1958)
  2. ^ About Us, Stanfield’s Limited Archived 2008-10-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Kearney, M & Ray, R I Know That Name! (2002) ISBN 1-55002-407-8
  4. ^ October 5, 1931 Time