The New Student's Reference Work/Archibald, Hon. A. G.
Arch'ibald, Hon. A. G., born in Truro, Nova Scotia, in 1814. A member of the executive council as attorney general of Nova Scotia in 1856 and again in 1860. A delegate to England to arrange terms of settlement with the British government as to Nova Scotia mines, and to learn the views of the British government on the question of union of the provinces. Also attended the final conference in London to complete terms of union (1866–7). In 1867 Secretary of State for the provinces. Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in 1870–3. From 1873 to 1883 Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. A Director of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Styled one of the Fathers of Confederation.