Sir Charles Tupper (1821–1915) formed the federal government in Ottawa as the sixth prime minister of Canada seven days after Parliament had been dissolved. He had led Nova Scotia into Confederation and was Premier of Nova Scotia from 1864 to 1867. He lost the June 23 election and resigned on July 8, 1896, making his sixty-nine day term as prime minister the shortest in Canadian history. He became the last living Father of Confederation. (Image: Charles and Lady Tupper, October 1896.)