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Alan Rockwell Abraham
27th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
In office
1 February 1984 – 20 February 1989
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Edward Schreyer
Jeanne Sauvé
Premier John Buchanan
Preceded by John Elvin Shaffner
Succeeded by Lloyd Crouse
Personal details
Alan Rockwell Abraham

(1931-02-01)February 1, 1931
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died October 2, 2020(2020-10-02) (aged 89)
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Alan Rockwell Abraham CM ONS CD (1 February 1931 – 2 October 2020) was the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia.


Abraham, an engineering graduate from Saint Mary's University was involved in federal politics and helped with the organization of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau's tours of the Maritimes. In 1983, Governor General Edward Schreyer, on the advice of Prime Minister Trudeau, appointed Abraham Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Abraham was the second youngest appointee as Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia since Confederation at the time of his appointment. He was then age 53; one of his predecessors, Hon. James Robson Douglas of Amherst, was 49 when he was appointed in 1925. Abaraham died in 2020 at the age of 89.

Awards and recognition

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In 1996, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. He received the Order of Nova Scotia when it was established in 2002.

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