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Amiro, Ambroise, 1818-1896

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  • 1818-1896

Ambroise Amiro was born 2 September 1818 at East Pubnico, Nova Scotia. He was the son of Louis Amiro (or Amirault) and Marguerite d'Entremont. Amiro was a well-known shipbuilder, who built two of the three brigantines in Pubnico Harbour, the Arabella, and the Hatfield Brothers. He was also an inventor who devised a ship steering device and an inflating bag to raise sunken vessels. In 1835, Amiro married Angelique Foi d'Entremont and they had 7 children. Their eldest child, Anne, married H. Léander d'Entremont. Ambroise Amiro died 7 June 1896.

Anderson, George Douglas Elphinstone, 1902-

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George Douglas Elphinstone Anderson was born in Lunenburg in 1902, the son of Albert and Effie Anderson. His father practiced law in Lunenburg until joining the Royal Canadian Ordinance Corps which posted him to Halifax, Saint John and Ottawa. George graduated from Acadia University with a B.Sc. In 1926 and then pursued a engineering degree from the Nova Scotia Technical University. He worked at Westington Co. as a student engineer before joing Nova Scotia Power and Light in September 1928 as an Electrical Engineer. During World War II, Anderson head a special division of NSPL that was set up to deguass merchant and naval ships for which he was awarded the Order of the British Empire in the King's Honour List in 1945. Anderson continued to work at NSPL after the war filling a variety of engineering and administrative positions. In 1969, he retired from the Company as Executive Vice-President.

Andrews, Alan Richard, 1935-

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Originally from England, Alan R. Andrews was a professor of theatre at Dalhousie. He attended King Henry VII School and King Edward VI School before going to Leeds University where he obtained a B.A. and an M.A., as well as a Diploma of Education. Andrews then completed a PhD at Illinois.

Andrews joined Dalhousie’s English Department in 1966 but moved to the Theatre Department in 1969. He was promoted to professor in 1981 and remained with the department until his retirement in June 2001. Andrews was known for his interest in Bernard Shaw at Dalhousie. He also directed approximately fifteen dramatic productions; served on a number of committees; was chairman of the department (1968-1971); served as editor of the Dalhousie Review (1985-1995); and was secretary to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in the early 1980s. Beyond Dalhousie, Andrews was involved with Neptune Theatre; was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; and served as president of CAUT (Canadian Association of University Teachers) from 1992 thru 1994.

Angus Curry

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  • 1889-1961

Angus Downes Mathwin Curry was an Engineer Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. Born on August 14, 1889, in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, United Kingdom to William D. Curry and Amy Angus Curry, he came to Canada in 1910, and joined the Royal Canadian Navy in Vancouver, British Colombia. He served aboard ships from 1911-1913, then out of Halifax, Nova Scotia at the Royal Naval College of Canada from 1913-1915. He married Brenda Marion Morrow in 1915, and the couple had two children, Brenda Margaret and Angus Michael. During the First World war, he was lent to the British Royal Navy, from 1916-1917. In 1918 and 1919 he was again stationed out of the Royal Naval College of Canada, before serving aboard the HMCS Patriot in 1920-1922, then as a Canadian Naval Officer with the British Royal Navy from 1923-1925. From 1926 onward he served on board Canadian Naval vessels, eventually rising to the rank of Engineer Commander. By 1937, he was the Director of Naval Engineering at the Naval Services Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, remaining there until 1940 and reaching the rank of Engineer Captain. He then served in Esquimalt, British Colombia from 1941-1945, first as Chief Engineer of the H.M.C. Dockyard Esquimalt, then as Naval Superintendent, Fleet Engineer Officer and Superintendent Overseers (B.C.), and finally as Supervising Naval Engineer Pacific Coast. He received the Order of the British Empire, and was based in Halifax, Nova Scotia just before he retired in 1946. He lived his final years in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and passed away on June 25, 1961.

Antoft, Kell, 1923-2002

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Kell Antoft was born on July 24, 1923 in Roskilde, Denmark. At the age of seven he immigrated to Canada with his parents, Otto and Asta (Rump) Antoft, settling in Winnipeg and later Lakeville, King's County, Nova Scotia. He received his early education in Kentville at the King's County Academy and later at Sir George Williams College in Montreal and Dalhousie University.

From an early age, Antoft became interested in hostelling and, while still in his teens, founded the Nova Scotia branch of the Canadian Hostelling Association (1938). At the time of writing (2002), he remains active in the movement as a member of the Trustee Committee.

Antoft served as a Royal Canadian Air Force navigator from 1943 to 1946. He settled in Montreal after the war, where he founded two successful businesses: Viking Air Service and Nordic Biochemicals Ltd. He served as President of the former from 1946 until 1956. Under his Presidency of Nordic Biochemicals (1951 to 1956), the company conducted foundational growth hormone research with its isolation for the first time ever of growth hormones from the human pituitary gland.

After twenty years in corporate administration, Antoft sold his business interests and moved to Toronto (1966) where he took up the post of Assistant Executive Director of the National Cancer Institute of Canada. His work with the Cancer Institute and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) constitute another long-standing area of activity. Indeed, Antoft's contributions to cancer prevention in Canada fall predominantly in the area of generating awareness about the link between smoking and cancer.

In 1969 Antoft moved back to Nova Scotia after Guy Henson, Director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), recruited him to assume the Assistant Directorship of the IPA. In 1977, Antoft succeeded Guy Henson as Director. At the end of this term in 1984, he became a professor (research) at the IPA (which later merged into Henson College of Public Affairs and Continuing Education) and a professor in the School of Public Administration at Dalhousie University. During his tenure, he launched a distinguished research career in local government, municipal planning, taxation, and non-resident land ownership. Several of these areas of expertise are represented among his donated papers. Upon retirement from his full-time appointment (1989), he was made an Adjunct Professor at Henson College.

In Nova Scotia, he continued his involvement with the CCS, and for more than twenty years served as a member of its Nova Scotia Division, with a two-year term as President from 1980 to 1982. During these decades he became particularly involved in both the Nova Scotia and national level Public Issues Committees, as well as both the Nova Scotia and Canada Councils on Smoking and Health. His papers help document the Canadian Cancer Society's move towards taking an active role in voicing opposition to tobacco advertising campaigns and sponsorship and in supporting anti-smoking campaigns.

Antoft united his interests in anti-smoking campaigns and athletics. Since the 1950s, he had worked in various capacities with ski clubs and programs in Canada, and in 1968 with Al Raine he co-founded the Nancy Greene Ski League, a training program for youngsters. In the 1980s it was Nancy Greene's assistance that helped convince the Canadian Ski Association to refuse tobacco sponsorship for one of their major races, the DuMaurier Cup. An avid skier, Antoft had played a significant role in Canadian and particularly Nova Scotian ski history: a Canadian Ski Association (CSA) Board Member for ten years, Chairman of the CSA's Atlantic Ski Zone for six, Member of the Board and Council of the Wentworth Valley Ski Club for fifteen years, founding President of the Nova Scotia Ski Areas Association (1972) and of the Nova Scotia Seniors' Ski Club (1989; now Ski Atlantic Seniors' Club), Manager of the Dalhousie Alpine Ski Team (1972-1983), and co-founder of the Dalhousie Penguin Club (1978). His work as an instructor also led him to initiate the take-over (1975-1976) of the CSA's Amateur Ski Instructor program by the Canadian Ski Instructors' Alliance, paving the way for the creation of the current levels I to IV qualification system.

In 1977 Senator Jacques Hébert founded the Katimavik program for youth, and from those very early days, Antoft involved himself on the Atlantic Region board (1977-1986), then as a representative on the national Board of Directors (1980-1989). In 1986, the federal government refused any further funding for the program. Under Antoft's presidency (1986-1989), the program remained alive, though diminished, through great efforts from Senator Hébert and others. With the help of Youth Service Canada in 1994, the program became more active and has since grown and received further government support. In 2000 Senator Hébert toured the country in support of Katimavik; records of this tour and of the business affairs of the program can be found among Antoft's papers.

Other spheres in which Antoft became actively involved were politics (he worked on behalf of the New Democratic Party from the mid-1980s on, and ran for Halifax City Council in 1985) and nuclear disarmament. According to Antoft, "From asking what we as veterans could do, Giff [Gifford], Hugh Taylor, Lloyd Shaw and I arrived at the idea of an open letter, a letter from veterans pleading for Canada to turn away from a repeat of errors, which this time might mean the end of human existence. So we four each undertook to sound out other veterans: friends, colleagues and distant acquaintances who might join us in putting our convictions on paper" (See "Reminiscences by Kell Antoft," edited from his remarks at the VANA Banquet, May 26, 1995, available, accessed September 26, 2002). From that letter grew the national association Veterans Against Nuclear Arms and its affiliated organization, the Defence Research and Education Centre. Antoft has been actively involved in both from day one.

Inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Heritage Hall of Fame (2000) and as a Member of the Order of Canada (2001), Antoft currently resides with his wife of more than twenty years, Mary Lou Courtney, in a log cabin that he built himself on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. He has four children (Asta Ellen, Susan Kirsten, Nicholas Kevin, and Timothy Steven) from a previous marriage.

Apostle, Richard A.

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Richard Apostle is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Dalhousie University. He received a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1988, Apostle co-wrote Public Policing in Nova Scotia with Philip Stenning for the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution. From 1988 to 1989, he conducted an employment trends survey for the Information Services profession. In addition to these two projects, Apostle was also involved in the Marginal Work World Project and was a member of the Individual Quotas committee, which dealt with quotas for Nova Scotian fisheries. He has also done extensive research on the Faroese political economy.

Archibald, Isaac N.

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  • 1867

Isaac N. Archibald was a Deputy Surveyor for the County of Colchester, Nova Scotia and is listed in the 1867 Directory.

Archibald, S.G.W., 1777-1846

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  • 1777-1846

Lawyer, politician, and judge Samuel George William Archibald was born at Truro, N.S. on 5 February 1777, son of Samuel and Rachel (Duncan) Archibald. He was raised by his grandfather until the age of fifteen when he left for Massachusetts to study at Haverhill and Andover Academies followed by Glasgow, Scotland. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1805 and served as solicitor general, 1826-1831, attorney general, 1831-1838, advocate general in the Court of Vice-Admiralty, 1831-1841, and master of the rolls and judge of the Court of Vice-Admiralty, 1841-1846. He was also a member of the Legislative Assembly from 1806-1841. Archibald married his first wife Elizabeth (Dickson) in 1802. They had fifteen children, nine of whom survived to adulthood. After Elizabeth died in 1830, Archibald married widow Joanna Brodley in 1832. He died at Halifax on 28 January 1846.

Archibald, Samuel George William, 1777-1846

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The Hon. Samuel George Wilson Archibald was born on February 5, 1777 in Truro, Nova Scotia, the third son of Samuel Archibald and Rachel Todd. He was educated at Haverhill and Andover until 1796 and served as a protonotary of the Supreme Court and clerk of the peace for the district of Colchester before taking up the study of law in the Halifax office of Samuel Bradstreet Robie.

In 1805, Archibald was admitted as an attorney and barrister and in 1817 he was appointed, alongside William Halliburton, to Nova Scotia's first King's Counsel. He also served as surrogate general for the colony's vice admiralty court in 1818. In 1819, Archibald (unsuccessfully) prosecuted Richard John Uniacke, Jr., who took part in the last fatal duel in Nova Scotia. Archibald set up an oat mill in Truro in 1822. In addition, he served as Chief Justice for Prince Edward Island from 1824 to 1828, although he never resided on the island.

Archibald was elected to the House of Assembly for Halifax County from 1806 to 1836 and for Colchester County from 1836 to 1841. He was elected to the office of Speaker in 1825 and also served as Attorney General from 1832 until he left the Assembly in 1841 to become Master of the Rolls.

Archibald married Emma Dickson in 1802, with whom he had fifteen children. After her death in 1830, he married widow Joanna Brinley and had three daughters. Archibald died of a stroke on January 28, 1846.

Armitage, William J., Rev. Dr.

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  • 1860-1929

Rev. Dr. William J. Armitage (1860-1929) served as rector of St. Paul's Church, Halifax, from 1897-1929. He volunteered as military chaplain, ministering to the men who camped in Halifax prior to being sent overseas and served as honorary chaplain of the 66th Regiment, and president and chairman of several notable organizations.

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