William Cameron (Canadian politician)

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William Cameron
MLA for Pictou County
In office
1887 to 1897
Personal details
Born (1847-09-25)September 25, 1847
Sutherland's River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Died December 11, 1920(1920-12-11) (aged 73)
Pictou, Nova Scotia
Political party Conservative Party of Nova Scotia

William Cameron (September 25, 1847 – December 11, 1920) was an educator, farmer and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada. He represented Pictou County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1887 to 1897 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Sutherland's River, Pictou County, Nova Scotia, a descendant of Scottish immigrants, and was educated at Dalhousie College. In 1882, he married Mary Catherine Dawson. Cameron taught school and was also a high school principal. He was first elected to the provincial assembly in an 1887 by-election held after Adam Carr Bell resigned his seat to run unsuccessfully for a federal seat.

William Cameron died in 1920. At the time of his death he was serving as county clerk of Pictou County.[1][2]


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