Thomas Twining Keefler

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Thomas Twining Keefler
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lunenburg
In office
Preceded by Charles Edwin Kaulbach
Succeeded by Charles Edwin Kaulbach
Personal details
Born(1824-03-26)March 26, 1824
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died November 16, 1906(1906-11-16) (aged 82)
Political party Liberal

Thomas Twining Keefler (March 26, 1824 November 16, 1906) was a merchant and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg in the Canadian House of Commons from 1882 to 1883 as a Liberal 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).

Lunenburg was a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that was represented in the House of Commons of Canada from 1867 to 1925 and from 1949 to 1953. Its boundary was that of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia.

Liberal Party of Canada oldest federal political party in Canada

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He was born in Halifax, of Austrian descent. In 1870, he married Lydia Sophia Tupper. Keefler supported an elected senate. His election in 1882 was declared void and he was defeated by Charles Edwin Kaulbach in the by-election which followed in 1883.

Austria Federal republic in Central Europe

Austria, officially the Republic of Austria, is a country of nearly 9 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Hungary and Slovakia to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west. The territory of Austria covers 83,879 km2 (32,386 sq mi). The terrain is highly mountainous, lying within the Alps; only 32% of the country is below 500 m (1,640 ft), and its highest point is 3,798 m (12,461 ft). The majority of the population speaks local Bavarian dialects as their native language, and German in its standard form is the country's official language. Other local official languages are Hungarian, Burgenland Croatian, and Slovene.

Charles Edwin Kaulbach Canadian politician

Charles Edwin Kaulbach was a merchant, ship owner and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Lunenburg in the House of Commons of Canada from 1878 to 1882, from 1883 to 1887 and from 1891 to 1904 as a Conservative member.

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