Sir Charles Tupper was the longest-surviving Father of Confederation. He led Nova Scotia into Confederation in 1867. He went on to serve as the sixth Prime Minister of Canada in 1896.
Charles Tupper was born in Amherst in 1821. He studied at Horton Academy, Wolfville, Nova Scotia (now Acadia University) before going on to study medicine at the University of Edinburgh, becoming a doctor in 1843.