Thomas R. Harris

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Thomas Rees Harris (March 24, 1836 1894) was a political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Kings County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1882 to 1886 as a Conservative member.

Nova Scotia Province of Canada

Nova Scotia is one of Canada's three Maritime Provinces, and one of the four provinces that form Atlantic Canada. Its provincial capital is Halifax. Nova Scotia is the second-smallest of Canada's ten provinces, with an area of 55,284 square kilometres (21,300 sq mi), including Cape Breton and another 3,800 coastal islands. As of 2016, the population was 923,598. Nova Scotia is Canada's second-most-densely populated province, after Prince Edward Island, with 17.4 inhabitants per square kilometre (45/sq mi).

Nova Scotia House of Assembly single house, former lower house, of Nova Scotia Legislature

The Nova Scotia House of Assembly is one of two components of the General Assembly of Nova Scotia, the other being the Queen of Canada in Right of Nova Scotia represented by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. It is the legislative branch of the provincial government of Nova Scotia, Canada. The assembly is the oldest in Canada, having first sat in 1758, and in 1848 was the site of the first responsible government in the British Empire.

Biography

Harris was born in Aylesford, Nova Scotia, the son of Elisha D. Harris and Elizabeth Ann Rees. In 1864, he married Annie J. Fanscarth. Harris was a captain in the militia, a school commissioner and served on the county council.

Aylesford, Nova Scotia Village in Nova Scotia, Canada

Aylesford, since its formation, has always been a farming community. It is situated in western Kings County in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, Canada. The settlement was named after the fourth Earl of Aylesford, Heneage Finch, who was Lord Of The Bedchamber to George III from 1772-1777. The community is located between the North and South Mountains, and is roughly a 15 minute to Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, and a 10 minute drive to its closest neighbour, the Town Of Berwick. Aylesford is located on the Evangeline Trail scenic tourist route, which was named after the epic 1847 H.W. Longfellow poem entitled Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie.

In 1864, he was named postmaster for Aylesford, later resigning when he ran for a seat in the assembly. Harris was also a prominent Freemason.

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