Horace Boswell Carver

Horace Boswell Carver

Served during the following dates: 1978-04-24; 1979-04-23; 1982-09-27

CARVER, Q.C., HORACE BOSWELL, lawyer; b. 29 December 1948 in Charlottetown, son of Gordon Russell Carver and Cecelia Mae White; m. 19 May 1973 Lucile Barbara Conrod, and they had four children, Jonathan Boswell (died in infancy), Julie, David, and Michael; Protestant.
Carver, a Conservative, was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1978 for 3rd Queens. He was re-elected in the general elections of 1979 and 1982. He was defeated in the general elections of 1974 and 1986. On 3 May 1979, he was named Minister of justice and Attorney-General, and he served in these positions until 1981. Carver was appointed Minister of Public Works from 3 May 1979 to 1980, and Minister of Community Affairs from 1981 to 1982. From 1979 to 1982, he was Government House Leader, and in March 1986 was appointed Deputy Speaker. He served as one of the province's representatives during the constitutional conferences of the early 1980s.
Carver received his early education in the Hazelbrook and Bunbury Schools. He attended Charlottetown Rural High School and Prince of Wales College. Carver studied at Dalhousie University in Halifax where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1970 and a law degree in 1973. Following
university he returned to Charlottetown where he practised law. On 24 January 1980, he was designated Queen's Counsel. Carver has been a member of the Canadian Law Society and the Prince Edward Island Law Society. He was chair of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation and the Prince Edward Island Rural Beautification Society. He was a president of the Protestant Family Service Bureau and served as honourary chairman of the St. John Ambulance finance campaign. Horace Carver and his family reside in Charlottetown.
Lucile Carver is the daughter of Laurie Conrod and Sadie Peppard of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

References: CPG 1986; WWPEI p. 27; Guardian 4 December 1979; PEI Cabinet Biographic Summary 1980. Guide to abbreviations

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