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William Henry Steeves
Birth: May 20, 1814
Hillsborough
Albert County
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Dec. 9, 1873
Saint John County
New Brunswick, Canada

Politician. Father of the Canadian Confederation, Senator, and Merchant. In 1846, he served in the New Brunswick colonial house of assembly. When the compact government was defeated in 1854 by a new reform administration, he was named the surveyor general. In 1855 Steeves became the first minister of public works and he served a second term from 1857 to 1863. He was a delegate to the Charlottetown conference in Prince Edward Island. Representatives from the colonies of British North America met to discuss Canadian Confederation. He also attended the Quebec conference. These two meetings were held from September 1 to September 7, 1864. In 1866 the confederation was accepted. Representatives from the provinces met with the British government to establish the British North America Act.This Act passed in 1867 and it created the dominion of Canada. Steeves served in the Canadian Senate in 1867 and died in office. (bio by: Tom Denardo) 
 
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Fernhill Cemetery
Saint-John
Saint John County
New Brunswick, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
Record added: Jun 17, 2006
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- Linda
 Added: Sep. 30, 2014
Rest in peace forever William.
- Don MacBeth
 Added: Jun. 2, 2010

-Anonymous
 Added: May. 20, 2010
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