A Young County Councillor

A Young County Councillor

WILL R. BIRD March 1 1938
A Young County Councillor

A Young County Councillor

WILL R. BIRD March 1 1938

A Young County Councillor

WILL R. BIRD

RECENTLY Nova Scotia told the world about her oldest twins, ninetytwo years of age, and gave a list of the number of her present citizens who have

reached the century mark.....all of which

proves that in the old province by the sea one grows old slowly.

And now the municipal elections produce a young man who proves that, in Nova Scotia, ambitions seize a man early. His name is Millard Charman, and he was bom in Wallace, Cumberland County, May 11, 1916. Mr. Charman is a bright young man who seems to take a delight in meeting people, who is cheery and a good mixer, and not wholly absorbed in himself. He was educated at Truro Academy, then spent a year on the Pacific Coast before returning to manage his father’s general store at Wallace.

During the winter of 1936-37 Charman was not old enough at the time the voters’ list was revised to have his name enrolled, but he developed an ambition to know the thrills of an election and in May he reached his twenty-first birthday. Wallace was a Liberal stronghold and Charman favored the opposition, but that did not

deter him in the least from offering himself as a candidate in the municipal elections. He conducted a vigorous campaign and won his seat by exactly two votes, having received 205 “plumpers” or single votes during the contest. Nova Scotia therefore claims the distinction of having the youngest county councillor in Canada.