Gordon E. Romkey

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Gordon Emerson Romkey
MLA for Lunenburg
In office
Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
Preceded by Moses Elijah McGarry
Succeeded by John Smith MacIvor
Personal details
Born May 14, 1885
West Dublin, Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia
Died September 3, 1977(1977-09-03) (aged 92)
Political party Liberal
Occupation merchant

Gordon Emerson Romkey (May 13, 1885 – September 3, 1977) was a general merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1928 to 1953 as a Liberal member.

Early life[edit]

He was born in West Dublin, Nova Scotia, the son of Michael J. Romkey and Margaret S. Ritchie.


Romkey served on the municipal council and was warden from 1922 to 1928. He was named speaker for the provincial assembly in 1940, serving until his defeat when he ran for reelection in 1953.[1]


He died in 1977.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

In 1907, he married Elsie A. Slater.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1941, AL Normandin