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Edward Manson

Edward Manson
MLA for Cape Breton West
In office
Preceded by Malcolm A. Patterson
Succeeded by Allan Sullivan
Personal details
Born (1906-10-06)October 6, 1906
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Died February 17, 1989(1989-02-17) (aged 82)
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation pharmacist

Edward Alexander Manson (October 6, 1906 – February 17, 1989) was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Cape Breton West in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1956 to 1970. He was a member of the Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party.[1]

Manson was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He was educated at the St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie University and was a pharmacist. He married Phemie Wilton in 1927.[2] He owned and operated Manson Drugs Ltd. in Sydney for many years until taking over the Woolco pharmacies throughout the Maritimes.[3] Manson died on February 17, 1989.[3]

Manson first attempted to enter provincial politics in the 1953 Nova Scotia election, but lost to Liberal incumbent Malcolm A. Patterson by over 1,100 votes.[4] Manson ran again in the 1956 election, defeating Patterson by 336 votes.[5] Following the election, Manson was appointed to the Executive Council of Nova Scotia as Minister of Trade and Industry,[2][6] and Minister of Mines.[3][6] Manson was re-elected in the 1960,[7] and 1963 elections.[8] Manson continued to serve as Minister of Trade and Industry, but also served as Nova Scotia's first Minister of Fisheries[3] until he resigned from cabinet for personal reasons on June 30, 1964.[9] He remained MLA for Cape Breton West, and was re-elected in the 1967 election.[10] Manson retired from politics in 1970.[3]


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  2. ^ a b Elliott, Shirley B. (1984). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983 : a biographical directory (PDF). Public Archives of Nova Scotia. p. 157.  
  3. ^ a b c d e "Nova Scotia Tory Ned Manson, 82". Toronto Star. February 19, 1989. 
  4. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1953" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1953. p. 13. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1956" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1956. p. 12. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  6. ^ a b "N.S. premier names cabinet of eight men". The Globe and Mail. November 21, 1956. 
  7. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1960" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1960. p. 18. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  8. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1963" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1963. p. 16. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  9. ^ "N.S. cabinet is reshuffled by Stanfield". The Globe and Mail. July 1, 1964. 
  10. ^ "Returns of General Election for the House of Assembly 1967" (PDF). Elections Nova Scotia. 1967. p. 18. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
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