Percy Chapman Black

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Percy Chapman Black
Percy Chapman Black.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cumberland
In office
Preceded byKenneth Judson Cochrane
Succeeded byAzel Randolph Lusby
Personal details
Born(1878-01-11)11 January 1878
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died16 September 1961(1961-09-16) (aged 83)
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
NationalityBritish subject
Political partyNational Government (1940–1945), Progressive Conservative Party (1945–1953)
Occupationbusinessman, farmer

Percy Chapman Black (11 January 1878 – 16 September 1961) was a Canadian politician, businessman and farmer. Black served in both the Canadian House of Commons and the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.[1]

Black was the son of J. Hiram Black and Mary Elizabeth "Libbie" Smith and was educated at Amherst College and Mount Allison University. In 1917, he married Jean F. MacDonald.[2] He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1940 as a Member of the coalition National Government to represent the riding of Cumberland. He was a member of the Special Committee on Reconstruction and Re-establishment, during the 19th Canadian parliament. He was re-elected as a Progressive Conservative in 1945 and again in 1949. Prior to his federal political experience, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia in 1925 as a Member of the Conservative Party of Nova Scotia to represent the electoral district of Cumberland County. He was appointed Nova Scotia's Minister of Highways.[1] He died in Amherst at the age of 83.[2]


  1. ^ a b Percy Chapman Black – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B (ed.). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983: A biographical directory (PDF). Province of Nova Scotia. p. 16. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. Retrieved 15 May 2018.