John Burpee Mills

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John Burpee Mills
John Burpee Mills.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Annapolis
In office
Preceded by William Hallett Ray
Succeeded by Fletcher Bath Wade
Personal details
Born (1850-07-24)July 24, 1850
Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia
Died December 28, 1913(1913-12-28) (aged 63)
Providence, Rhode Island
Political party Conservative

John Burpee Mills, KC (July 24, 1850 – December 28, 1913) was a Canadian lawyer and politician.[1]

Born in Granville Ferry, Nova Scotia,[1] the son of John Mills and Jane McCormick,[2] Mills received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1871 and a Master of Arts degree in 1877 from Acadia College. He also attended Harvard Law School and was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1875. He was created a Queen's Counsel in 1890.[3] In 1905, he was called to the British Columbia Bar. Miller began the practice of law in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia and later practised in Vancouver. He was editor of the Annapolis Spectator.[2]

He was a member from 1882 until 1887 of the municipal council of Annapolis, Nova Scotia. He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for the electoral district of Annapolis in the 1887 election. A Conservative, he was re-elected in 1891 and 1896. He was defeated in the 1900 election.[1]

Mills was married twice: first to Bessie B. Corbitt in 1878 and then to Agnes K. Rose in 1896. He died in Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 63.[2]


  1. ^ a b c John Burpee Mills – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  3. ^ "Personnel of the Senate and House of Commons, eighth Parliament of Canada, elected June 23, 1896". Internet Archive. 1898.