James Charles McKeagney
|James Charles McKeagney|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton
|Succeeded by||Newton LeGayet Mackay
County Tyrone, Ireland
|Died||14 September 1879
St. Andrews, New Brunswick
James Charles McKeagney (1815 – 14 September 1879) was a Canadian lawyer, politician, and judge.
Born in County Tyrone, Ireland, he moved to Nova Scotia with his family in 1822. He was educated in Baddeck and at McQueen's Academy in Halifax. McKeagney was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1838. He was first elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Richmond County in 1840 but his election was overturned on a technicality. McKeagney represented Inverness County from 1843 to 1847 and then Sydney Township from 1848 to 1851 and again from 1855 to 1859. In 1857, he was named inspector of mines and minerals. McKeagney was named Queen's Counsel in 1866.
He was married twice: to Eliza Henry in 1842 and to Eliza Hearne in 1857.
|Canadian federal election, 1872|
|Conservative||Newton LeGayet MacKay||1,240||–||x|
|Conservative||William M. McDonald||1,038||–||x|
|Canadian federal election, 1867: Cape Breton|
|Anti-Confederation||Hon. James McKeagney||acclaimed|
|This electoral district was created by the British North America Act, 1867 from the colonial Province of Nova Scotia'a Cape Breton electoral district. Neither of the incumbents ran in this election.|
|Source: Library of Parliament|
- Library of Parliament. "History of Federal Ridings since 1867, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia (1867 - 1904)". Retrieved 6 December 2015.
- James Charles McKeagney – Parliament of Canada biography
- "James Charles McKeagney". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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