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POWER, Lawrence Geoffrey, Canadian senator, born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in August, 1841. His father, Patrick Power, represented Halifax county in the Dominion parliament in 1867-'72 and in 1874-'8. The son was educated at St. Mary's college, Halifax, Carlow college, and the Catholic university, Ireland, and at Harvard law-school, where he was graduated in 1866. He was for ten years a member of the board of school commissioners of Halifax, and is a member of the senate of the University of Halifax, and an examiner in law in that institution. He is a Reformer in politics, and was called to the Dominion senate, 2 February, 1877. Mr. Power was actively engaged in preparing" The Revised Statutes of Nova Scotia, Fourth Series" (1874), and "Laws and Ordinances relating to the City of Halifax" (1876).
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