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Percy Chapman Black (11 January 1878 – 16 September 1961) was a Canadian politician, businessman and farmer. Black served in both the Canadian House of Commons and the Nova Scotia House of Assembly.[1]

Percy Chapman Black
Percy Chapman Black.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cumberland
In office
1940–1953
Preceded byKenneth Judson Cochrane
Succeeded byAzel Randolph Lusby
Personal details
Born(1878-01-11)11 January 1878
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
Died16 September 1961(1961-09-16) (aged 83)
Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
NationalityBritish subject
Political partyNational Government (1940–1945), Progressive Conservative Party (1945–1953)
Occupationbusinessman, farmer

Black was the son of J. Hiram Black and Mary Elizabeth "Libbie" Smith and was educated at Amherst College and Mount Allison University. In 1917, he married Jean F. MacDonald.[2] He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in 1940 as a Member of the coalition National Government to represent the riding of Cumberland. He was a member of the Special Committee on Reconstruction and Re-establishment, during the 19th Canadian parliament. He was re-elected as a Progressive Conservative in 1945 and again in 1949. Prior to his federal political experience, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia in 1925 as a Member of the Conservative Party of Nova Scotia to represent the electoral district of Cumberland County. He was appointed Nova Scotia's Minister of Highways.[1] He died in Amherst at the age of 83.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Percy Chapman Black – Parliament of Canada biography
  2. ^ a b Public Archives of Nova Scotia (1984). Elliott, Shirley B (ed.). The Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia, 1758–1983: A biographical directory (PDF). Province of Nova Scotia. p. 16. ISBN 0-88871-050-X. Retrieved 15 May 2018.