John Chipman Wade

John Chipman Wade (1817 in Granville, Nova Scotia – January 1, 1892) was a Canadian politician and lawyer who served in both the Nova Scotia House of Assembly and the House of Commons of Canada.[1]

John Chapman Wade
MP for Digby
In office
Preceded byWilliam Berrian Vail
Succeeded byWilliam Berrian Vail
MLA for Digby County
In office
Speaker of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
In office
Preceded byStewart Campbell
Succeeded byJohn Joseph Marshall
Personal details
Granville, Nova Scotia
DiedJanuary 1, 1892
Political partyhistorical Conservative Party

The son of John Wade and Harriet Chipman,[2] Wade was educated at Annapolis Royal. He was called to the Nova Scotia bar in 1840.[3] In 1842,[2] Wade married Caroline Viets, the daughter of the Reverend Roger Viets. He represented Digby County in the provincial assembly from 1851 to 1867 and served as speaker for the assembly from 1864 to 1867. Wade supported Confederation which led to his defeat when he ran for reelection to the provincial assembly in 1867. He was named Queen's Counsel in 1867.[3] Wade was elected as a Member of the historical Conservative Party in 1878 to the House of Commons in the riding of Digby in a by-election and re-elected in 1878. He was defeated in the election of 1882.[1]


  1. ^ a b John Chipman Wade – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867–1967. Public Archives of Canada.
  3. ^ a b The Canadian parliamentary companion and annual register, 1882, CH Mackintosh