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Sir John Harvey

Lieutenant-General Sir John Harvey, KCH (April 23, 1778 – March 22, 1852) was a British Army officer and a Lieutenant Governor.

He was commissioned into the 80th Foot in 1794 and served in several different locations, including France, Egypt, and India. He came to Canada in 1813 and served as a lieutenant-colonel in the War of 1812, taking part in the British victory at the Battle of Stoney Creek in Ontario.

From 1836 to 1837, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. From 1837 to 1841, he was the Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick. From 1841 to 1846, he was the Civil Governor of Newfoundland. From 1846 to 1852, he was the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.

Harvey, York County, New Brunswick, founded in 1837 when he was Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick is named for him.

Harvey Park in Hamilton, Ontario is named after him.

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Preceded by
George Wright
Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island
1836-1837
Succeeded by
Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
Preceded by
Sir Archibald Campbell
Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick
1837-1841
Succeeded by
Sir William MacBean George Colebrooke
Preceded by
Sir Henry Prescott
Governor of Newfoundland
1841-1846
Succeeded by
Sir John Le Marchant
Preceded by
Sir Jeremiah Dickson
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia
1846-1852
Succeeded by
John Bazalgette
Note: The year after Sir John Harvey had stepped down as governor of Newfoundland and when Sir John LeMarchant was appointed, the colony was administered by Robert Law a British army officer.
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