James Cranswick Tory

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James Cranswick Tory
14th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
September 14, 1925 – November 19, 1930
Monarch George V
Governor General The Viscount Byng of Vimy
The Viscount Willingdon
Premier Edgar Nelson Rhodes
Gordon Sidney Harrington
Preceded by James Robson Douglas
Succeeded by Frank Stanfield
MLA for Guysborough County
In office
June 14, 1911 – June 25, 1925
Serving with James F. Ellis, Clarence W. Anderson
Preceded by James F. Ellis
William Whitman
Succeeded by Simon Osborn Giffin
Howard Amos Rice
Personal details
Born (1862-08-12)August 12, 1862
Port Shoreham, Nova Scotia
Died October 16, 1944(1944-10-16) (aged 82)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Caroline Whitman (m. 1894)
Relations Robert Kirk Tory (father)
Alma mater McGill University
Occupation Businessman
Profession Politician

James Cranswick Tory (August 12, 1862 – October 16, 1944) was a Nova Scotia businessman and politician. He was born in 1862 to Robert Kirk Tory and Anorah Ferguson in Guysborough County and lived in the village of Guysborough. He attended McGill University in Montreal and worked at Sun Life Assurance Company. In 1894, he married Caroline Whitman. Tory served as a Liberal MLA for Guysborough County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1911 to 1925. He was a minister without portfolio in the province's Executive Council from 1921 to 1925. Tory was appointed the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and served from 1925 to 1930. He died in Halifax.

Tory's younger brothers were Henry Marshall Tory, founding president of the University of Alberta and the National Research Council of Canada, and John A. Tory Sr. (1869–1950).

A portrait of him hangs in the Tupper Building, Dalhouise University, Nova Scotia.

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