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McCULLY, Jonathan, Canadian jurist, born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, 28 July, 1809; died in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2 January, 1877. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, established himself in practice at Halifax in 1849, and in 1860 was appointed solicitor-general of the province. He was a frequent writer in the press of Halifax and an earnest advocate of colonial union, and was a delegate to the conferences on the Intercolonial railroad and the confederation of the provinces at Quebec in 1861 and 1862. He was an active member of the legislative council from 1847 till 1867, and served as chairman of the board of railways. In 1867 he entered the Dominion senate, but resigned in 1870, being appointed judge of the supreme court of Nova Scotia.
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