Samuel Leonard Tilley was born May 8, 1818. Tilley began to apprentice at a local drugstore when he was thirteen Tilley continued to be a pharmacist till he had to sell for his political career .
in 1843 Leonard married Juila Hanford and had 8 children with her, in 1862 Julia Hanford died. Then in 1867 Leonard marriedfellow advocate Alice Starr Chipman and they had two sons.
In 1844 Leonard Tilley was on the committee of New Brunswick. in both his temporary advocacy and political career he avoided populist oratory.
confederation Tilley was able to push throw legislature of confederation with a vote of 31 to 8. Leonard Tilley is responsible for the term "Dominion" to describe Canada after John A. McDonald's proposal to 'kingdom of Canada" was rejected. Click To Editunder the leadership of Peter Mitchel Tilley was able to push throw legislature in favor of confederation with a vote of 31 to 8. Leonard Tilley is responsible for the term "Dominion" to describe Canada after John A. McDonald's proposal to 'kingdom of Canada" was rejected. Insert Link Insert Image Insert Video Help Insert ParagraphUndoes the last commandRedoes the last commandTabUntabSet a bold styleSet a italic styleSet a underline styleSet a strikethrough styleClean a styleSet left alignSet center alignSet right alignSet full alignToggle unordered listToggle ordered listOutdent on current paragraphIndent on current paragraphChange current block's format as a paragraph(P tag)Change current block's format as H1Change current block's format as H2Change current block's format as H3Change current block's format as H4Change current block's format as H5Change current block's format as H6Insert horizontal ruleShow Link Dialog Summernote 0.8.11 · Project · Issues
Leonard Tilley resigned from the New Brunswick cabinet and became minister of cabinet in McDonald's first government. Tilley was voted lieutenant governor in New Brunswick the same day McDonald's government fell through. Tilley resigned as lieutenant governor and became minister of finance
In 1885 Tilley retired to the government house.Tilley died in 1896 after accidentally cutting his foot off
legacy Leonard Tilley was ensuring that New Brunswick became one of Canada's four provinces 1867.The national holiday commemorating confederation on July 1 was known as dominion day from 1867-1982 when the holiday became Canada day. one of Tilleys sons became premier of New Brunswick in 1933-1935