William Henry Lee

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William Henry Lee
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Clerk of the Privy Council
In office
July 1, 1867 – June 30, 1872
Succeeded by William Alfred Himsworth
Personal details
Born (1799-06-26)June 26, 1799
Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada
Died September 11, 1878(1878-09-11) (aged 79)
Ottawa, Ontario

William Henry Lee (June 26, 1799 – September 11, 1878) was a Canadian civil servant and the first Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada.

Born in Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada (now Quebec), he was educated in Montreal. In 1821, he became an extra clerk for the Executive Council of Upper Canada. From 1867 to 1872, he was the clerk of the Privy Council. Being the first Clerk of the Privy Council, he was a Father of Confederation.

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