|1st Mayor of Halifax|
|Succeeded by||Edward Kenny|
March 24, 1805|
Halifax, Nova Scotia
|Died||January 17, 1872
Moncton, New Brunswick
He was born in Halifax, the son of Hibbert Newton Binney, who was the son of Jonathan Binney, and Lucy Creighton. He married Emily Pryor in 1828. In 1841, after having been elected mayor, he clashed with Lieutenant-Governor Lord Falkland during the visit of a prince of the House of Orleans. Binney travelled to England in January 1842, authorized to deliver a congratulatory address on behalf of the city council on the birth of a son, later King Edward VII, to Queen Victoria. Edward Kenny was named as his replacement in March of the same year after Binney's leave of absence expired. During his visit to England, Binney's business interests in Halifax suffered financial problems. In 1843, Binney purchased land in Lewisville near Moncton which included a wharf and a shipyard and built his home there. He established himself as a wholesale merchant, dealing in lumber, flour, and feed. In 1850, Binney was among those supporting a route for the Intercolonial Railway which passed through Moncton.
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- History of Halifax City Hall and the Grand Parade (PDF). Halifax Regional Municipality. Retrieved 2009-08-30.