Sir Charles Tupper was born in Amherst. He was educated at Horton Academy became a doctor and later was an MLA and served as premier of Nova Scotia. He was become the last surviving Father of Confederation, a federal cabinet member, the sixth prime minister of Canada, and a commissioner to London. He published Recollections of Sixty Years in 1914. He died in England in 1915 and was interred at the St. John’s Cemetery in Halifax. (Painting: Portrait of Charles Tupper by John H. Gardiner, 1911 ). Courtesy of the Nova Scotia Legislative Library.