Harry How

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Harry W. How
MLA for Kings South
In office
Preceded byEdward Haliburton
Succeeded byPaul Kinsman
Personal details
BornSeptember 29, 1919
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
DiedFebruary 1, 2001(2001-02-01) (aged 81)
Kentville, Nova Scotia
Political partyProgressive Conservative

Henry W. How (September 29, 1919 – February 1, 2001) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Kings South in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1970 to 1983. He was a member of the Progressive Conservative Party of Nova Scotia.[1]

Born in 1919 in Granville Ferry, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, How was a graduate of the University of New Brunswick.[2] How was a resident of Wolfville when he entered provincial politics in the 1970 election, being elected MLA for Kings South.[3] He was re-elected in the 1974,[4] 1978,[5] and 1981 elections.[6]

On October 5, 1978, How was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Attorney General and Provincial Secretary.[7] He held the positions until November 1983, when he retired from politics and was appointed Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia.[2][8] Prior to the 1993 election, How returned to provincial politics and defeated incumbent MLA Derrick Kimball for the Progressive Conservative nomination in his old riding of Kings South.[9][10] In the general election, Liberal Robbie Harrison defeated How by 128 votes, while Kimball who ran as an independent finished third.[11] How briefly returned to political life in 2000 when he joined the Canadian Alliance, and campaigned against federal Progressive Conservative leader Joe Clark in the September 2000 Kings—Hants byelection.[10]

How died in Kentville on February 1, 2001.[10][12]


  1. ^ "Electoral History for Kings South" (PDF). Nova Scotia Legislative Library. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  2. ^ a b Elliott, Shirley B. (1984). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983 : a biographical directory (PDF). Public Archives of Nova Scotia. p. 97. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  3. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1970" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1970. p. 68. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  4. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1974" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1974. p. 95. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  5. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1978" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1978. p. 94. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  6. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1981" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1981. p. 95. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  7. ^ "Buchanan's Tory cabinet takes over in Nova Scotia". The Globe and Mail. October 6, 1978.
  8. ^ "Five added, seven shift jobs in Nova Scotia inner circle". The Globe and Mail. November 5, 1983.
  9. ^ "Political war horse Harry How back in saddle". The Chronicle Herald. October 30, 1992.
  10. ^ a b c "Politician's folksy manner masked a keen mind". The Globe and Mail. February 8, 2001.
  11. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1993" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1993. p. 119. Retrieved 2014-11-14.
  12. ^ "Harry How is dead". CBC News. February 1, 2001. Retrieved 2014-11-14.