Uniacke, James Boyle
James Boyle Uniacke, lawyer, politician (b probably 1799, bap at Halifax 19 Jan 1800; d there 26 Mar 1858). As the son of Richard John UNIACKE
, he enjoyed favoured status in NS politics and society. He became a lawyer and then entered the Assembly, representing Cape Breton County 1832-48, Halifax Township 1848-51 and Richmond County 1851-54, initially as a Conservative but after 1840 as a Reformer (Liberal). He was appointed to the Executive Council in 1838 and served intermittently in several important offices during the struggle for RESPONSIBLE GOVERNMENT
, which culminated in 1848 with Uniacke serving as attorney general and premier, the first premier in the British Empire to serve under a responsible government. He retired in 1854 to become commissioner of crown lands and surveyor general.