Thomas Heath Haviland

Thomas Heath Haviland (13 November 1822 11 September 1895) was a Canadian lawyer, politician and father of Canadian Confederation. He was born in, and died in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. He was appointed to the Senate of Canada on 18 October 1873, and represented Prince Edward Island as a Conservative until his resignation on 1 July 1879.


Thomas Heath Haviland
Thomas Heath Haviland (1879)
Member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for Georgetown
In office
1846–1876
Member of the Senate of Canada
In office
18 October 1873  1 July 1879
3rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
10 July 1879  18 July 1884
MonarchVictoria
Governor GeneralMarquess of Lorne
The Marquess of Lansdowne
PremierWilliam Wilfred Sullivan
Preceded byRobert Hodgson
Succeeded byAndrew Archibald Macdonald
Personal details
Born(1822-11-13)13 November 1822
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Died11 September 1895(1895-09-11) (aged 72)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Annie Elizabeth (m. 1847)
RelationsThomas Heath Haviland Sr. (father)
ChildrenEdith Constance Alice, Eustace Heath, Frances Rebecca (died at nine weeks), Robert Arthur, Madeline Elizabeth, Eleanor Blanche, and Mary Emily Dundas (died at four months)
Occupationnotary, lawyer, and landowner
ProfessionPolitician
CabinetProvincial Secretary (1873-1876)

He was born in Charlottetown, the son of Thomas Heath Haviland Sr., and was educated in Belgium. On his return, he studied law and was called to the bar in 1846. In 1847, he married Anne Elizabeth Grubbe. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island for Georgetown and Royalty in 1846 and served until 1876. Haviland served in the provincial Executive Council from 1859 to 1862, from 1865 to 1867 and from 1870 to 1872. From 1863 to 1864, he was speaker for the assembly. He was also a colonel in the local militia. Haviland served as the third Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1879 to 1884. In 1886, he became mayor of Charlottetown after the death of Henry Beer, serving until 1893 when he retired due to poor health. Haviland died in Charlottetown two years later.[1]

Haviland was a Freemason of Victoria Lodge No. 383 (Scotland).[2]


References

  1. "Called Home". The Salt Lake Herald. 14 September 1895. p. 1. Retrieved 25 February 2017 via Newspapers.com.
  2. Michael Jenkyns (July 2017). "Canada's Sesquicentennial - Freemasonry and Confederation". Grand Lodge A.F. & A.M. of Canada in the Province of Ontario. Archived from the original on 19 December 2018. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
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