Matthew Henry Richey

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Matthew Henry Richey
5th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
July 4, 1883 – July 9, 1888
Monarch Victoria
Governor General Marquess of Lorne
The Marquess of Lansdowne
The Lord Stanley of Preston
Premier William Thomas Pipes
William S. Fielding
Preceded by Adam George Archibald
Succeeded by Archibald McLelan
Personal details
Born (1828-06-10)June 10, 1828
Windsor, Nova Scotia
Died February 21, 1911(1911-02-21) (aged 82)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal-Conservative
Spouse(s) Sarah Lavinia Richey (née Anderson)
Relations Matthew Richey (father)
Occupation Lawyer
Profession Politician
Religion Methodist

Matthew Henry Richey (June 10, 1828 – February 21, 1911) was a Canadian politician in the 19th century.

Richey was the son of Matthew Richey, Methodist minister from Nova Scotia. The family was of Ulster-Scottish ancestry, his father having immigrated to Canada.

Richey studied law in Windsor, Ontario and Upper Canada, was called to the bar in 1850 and practiced law in Halifax. He served on the city council and was twice elected mayor of Halifax.

Richey was a Conservative politician and in 1878 he was elected to the Canadian Parliament. In 1883, he became the fifth Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, a position he still held at the time of his death.

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