John Hamilton Gray (New Brunswick politician)

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John Hamilton Gray, (1814 – June 5, 1889) was a politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, a jurist, and one of the Fathers of Confederation.wikipedia
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John Hamilton Gray, (1814 – June 5, 1889) was a politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, a jurist, and one of the Fathers of Confederation.

Leader of the Opposition (New Brunswick)

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Gray became leader of the Conservatives in the Legislative Assembly and found himself leader of the opposition after the 1854 elections, the first held under responsible government, elected a Liberal (or Reform) administration ending "compact" government.
Previously oppositions occasionally organized over major issues such as anti-prohibitionists led by John Hamilton Gray in the mid-1850s, and pro-Confederationists under Charles Fisher in 1865-1866.

Freemasonry in Canada

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He was a Freemason of Albion Lodge No.

1856 New Brunswick general election

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As Premier, Gray led the Conservatives to victory in the June 1856 election on an anti-prohibition platform and repealed the liquor law.
Premier Charles Fisher's alliance of Liberal MLAs were ousted from government, and John Hamilton Gray became the new Premier of the colony.

MV John Hamilton Gray

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* In 1968, a CN automobile/passenger/railcar ferry entered service carrying the name MV John Hamilton Gray, honouring both Fathers of Confederation.

Charlottetown Conference

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Gray served as a delegate to the Charlottetown Conference only to return to New Brunswick to face growing hostility to the confederation project and lost his seat in the 1865 election that brought the Anti-Confederation Party to power.

Ross Bay Cemetery

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John Hamilton Gray died in Victoria, British Columbia and is interred there in the Ross Bay Cemetery.

New Brunswick

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John Hamilton Gray, (1814 – June 5, 1889) was a politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada, a jurist, and one of the Fathers of Confederation.

John Hamilton Gray (Prince Edward Island politician)

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He should not be confused with John Hamilton Gray, a Prince Edward Island politician (and Father of Confederation) in the same era.

Prince Edward Island

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He should not be confused with John Hamilton Gray, a Prince Edward Island politician (and Father of Confederation) in the same era.

Bermuda

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Gray was born in St. George's, Bermuda.

Consul (representative)

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His father, William, was naval commissary in Bermuda and later served as British consul in Norfolk, Virginia.

Norfolk, Virginia

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His father, William, was naval commissary in Bermuda and later served as British consul in Norfolk, Virginia.

United Empire Loyalist

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Gray's grandfather, Joseph Gray, was a United Empire Loyalist from Boston who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia following the American Revolution.

Boston

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Gray's grandfather, Joseph Gray, was a United Empire Loyalist from Boston who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia following the American Revolution.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Gray's grandfather, Joseph Gray, was a United Empire Loyalist from Boston who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia following the American Revolution.

American Revolution

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Gray's grandfather, Joseph Gray, was a United Empire Loyalist from Boston who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia following the American Revolution.

University of King's College

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John Hamilton Gray was educated at King's College in Nova Scotia after which he became a lawyer in Saint John, New Brunswick.

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John Hamilton Gray was educated at King's College in Nova Scotia after which he became a lawyer in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Saint John, New Brunswick

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John Hamilton Gray was educated at King's College in Nova Scotia after which he became a lawyer in Saint John, New Brunswick.

Captain (Canadian army and air force)

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He also served as a captain in the New Brunswick Regiment of Yeomany Cavalry becoming a major in the Queen's New Brunswick Ranger by 1850.

Lieutenant-colonel (Canada)

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In 1854 he became lieutenant-colonel of the regiment.