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MORRISON, Thomas Faulkner, Canadian statesman, born in Londonderry, Nova Scotia, 22 February, 1808; died there, 23 July, 1886. He was of the same Scotch family that settled in Londonderry, New Hampshire, in 1719. In early life he was a sea-captain, but he entered politics in 1855 as a member of parliament from Colchester county, Nova Scotia, and served for fifteen years. He was a leader in many important questions under consideration, was immigration agent for the province, and in 1876 was raised to the legislative council. He introduced and carried through parliament the bill for voting by ballot, was in 1864 one of seven that revised the provincial statutes, and was several times an agent of the Nova Scotian government to the Dominion parliament at Ottawa.
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