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George William Kyte, KC (July 10, 1864 – November 6, 1940) was a Canadian politician from the province of Nova Scotia.

George William Kyte
Member of the Canada Parliament
for Richmond
In office
1908–1917
Preceded byDuncan Finlayson
Member of the Canada Parliament
for Cape Breton South and Richmond
In office
1921–1925
Serving with William F. Carroll
Preceded byJohn Carey Douglas
Robert Hamilton Butts
Personal details
Born(1864-07-10)July 10, 1864
St. Peters, Nova Scotia
DiedNovember 6, 1940(1940-11-06) (aged 76)
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
PortfolioWhip of the Liberal Party (1922–1924)
Chief Government Whip (1922–1925)

Born in St. Peters, Richmond County, Nova Scotia, the son of John and Elizabeth (Robertson), Kyte was educated in public schools in St. Peter's and St. Francis Xavier University. He taught school for four years and then studied law in the office of C. F. McIsaac, K.C., in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. He was admitted to the Bar on November 16, 1891, and began practice of law in St. Peters in 1892. He was appointed Assistant Clerk, Nova Scotia House of Assembly in 1892. He was reappointed in 1895, 1898, and 1902. In 1903 he was appointed Clerk. He was made a King's Counsel by the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia, Duncan Cameron Fraser, in 1908.

He resigned in 1908 to contest the electoral district of Richmond in the 1908 federal election as a Liberal candidate and was elected. He was re-elected in the 1911 election. He was defeated in 1917 in the riding of Cape Breton South and Richmond. He was elected in the 1921 election and was defeated in the 1925 election for the electoral district of Richmond—West Cape Breton. He was Chief Government Whip from 1922 to 1925. Harry Raymond Fleming is his son in law.

Kyte ChargesEdit

George Kyte also started the investigation of faulty weapon production during World War I, later titled The Kyte Charges in his name.

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ReferencesEdit

  • "Prominent people of the Maritime Provinces (in business and professional life)". Internet Archive. 1922.
  • George William Kyte – Parliament of Canada biography