Matthew Henry Richey

Matthew Henry Richey (June 10, 1828 – February 21, 1911) was a Canadian politician in the 19th century.

Richey was the son of Matthew Richey, Methodist minister from Nova Scotia. The family was of Ulster-Scottish ancestry, his father having immigrated to Canada.

Richey studied law in Windsor, Ontario and Upper Canada, was called to the bar in 1850 and practiced law in Halifax. He served on the city council and was twice elected mayor of Halifax.

Richey was a Conservative politician and in 1878 he was elected to the Canadian Parliament. In 1883, he became the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, a position he still held at the time of his death.

Preceded by
Philip Carteret Hill
Mayor of the City of Halifax
Succeeded by
Stephen Tobin
Preceded by
Adams George Archibald
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
Succeeded by
Archibald Woodbury McLelan

See also

  • Lieutenant-Governors of Nova Scotia

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