Leverett de Veber Chipman

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Leverett de Veber Chipman
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Leverett de Veber Chipman (October 20, 1831 – January 8, 1914) was a Nova Scotia businessman and political figure. He represented Kings in the Canadian House of Commons as a Liberal member from 1870 to 1874.[1]

He was born in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia in 1831, the son of William Henry Chipman and Sophia Araminta Cogswell.[2] Chipman was educated at the Horton Academy and Acadia College. He entered business as a hardware merchant in Cornwallis.[3] In 1853, he married Nancy Leonard Moore. He was first elected to the House of Commons in 1870 after the death of his father, who had been elected in Kings in 1867.[4] Chipman served as a lieutenant-colonel in the local militia. He was an agent for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Kentville.[4] He was also auditor for the town of Kentville and clerk for Kings County.[2] He died in Kentville in 1914.[3]


  1. ^ Leverett de Veber Chipman – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b The History of King's County, Arthur WH Eaton (1910) Archived 2008-04-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  4. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion, HJ Morgan (1873)