Philip Carteret Hill

Philip Carteret Hill, lawyer, politician, premier of Nova Scotia (b at Halifax 13 Aug 1821; d at Tunbridge Wells, Eng 14 Sept 1894). Called to the bar in 1844, he began his political career as mayor of Halifax from 1861-64.

Hill, Philip Carteret

Philip Carteret Hill, lawyer, politician, premier of Nova Scotia (b at Halifax 13 Aug 1821; d at Tunbridge Wells, Eng 14 Sept 1894). Called to the bar in 1844, he began his political career as mayor of Halifax from 1861-64. In 1867 he was nominated provincial secretary in the first Cabinet under Confederation, but had to resign following the ministry's defeat at the polls. He was returned in 1870 as Reform (Liberal) member for Halifax County. Reappointed provincial secretary in a new Reform administration in 1874, he replaced William ANNAND as premier in 1875. Hill retained both offices until his administration was defeated 1878. He retired to England 1882, where he published several pamphlets, chiefly theological in nature.