Reuben Clements

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George Stayley Brown
MLA for Yarmouth township
In office
Personal details
Born (1783-08-14)August 14, 1783
Chebogue, Nova Scotia
Died March 28, 1868(1868-03-28) (aged 84)
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
Occupation Politician

Reuben Clements (August 14, 1783 – March 28, 1868) was a sailor, pilot and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Yarmouth township in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1835 to 1847 as a Reformer.

He was born in Chebogue, Nova Scotia, the son of Captain Elkanah Clements and Lucy Holmes. Clements married Elizabeth Pinkney. He served as a justice of the peace for Yarmouth County and also as county treasurer.[1] He was first elected to the assembly in 1830 but subsequently disqualified after an appeal by Samuel Sheldon Poole;[2] Clements was reelected in a by-election held in 1835 following Poole's death.[1] He did not run for reelection in 1847.[3] Clements died at the age of 84, probably in Yarmouth.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B, ed. The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758-1983: A biographical directory. Province of Nova Scotia. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. 
  2. ^ Journal and proceedings of the House of Assembly, 1830 (1831)
  3. ^ Brown, George Stayley; Campbell, John Roy (1888). Yarmouth, Nova Scotia: a sequel to Campbell's history. Rand Avery Company. p. 68.