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Edward Blackadder

Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Halifax
In office
1921 – 1922
Preceded by Peter Francis Martin
Succeeded by Robert Emmett Finn

Born April 18, 1874
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Died October 22, 1922
Halifax, Nova Scotia[1]
Nationality British subject
Political party Liberal
Occupation lecturer, physician, professor
Website Parliament of Canada biography

Edward Blackadder (April 18, 1874 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia – October 22, 1922) was a Nova Scotia-born politician, lecturer, physician and professor. He was elected to the Canadian House of Commons in 1921 as a Member of the Liberal Party to represent the riding of Halifax.

He was the son of William Blackadder and May Henderson and was educated at Acadia University and Dalhousie University. Blackadder practised medicine for two years in Westport, Nova Scotia and then for 15 years in Halifax. He was a professor of Medical Jurisprudence at Dalhousie University from 1908 to 1920. Blackadder was also an editorial writer for the Acadian Recorder in Halifax from 1907 to 1922.[1] Before being elected, he was an unsuccessful candidate in the 1911 election. Blackadder died in office having served just 321 days.


  1. ^ a b Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada.  


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