John James Kinley
, SM, P.ENG.
, FCAE, FEIC (born 23 September 1925 in Lunenburg
) is a Canadian
engineer, industrialist and the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Kinley was appointed by the Governor General
, on the advice of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien
, in May 1994. He was installed at a public ceremony at the World Trade and Convention Center in Halifax, Nova Scotia
on June 23, 1994. He was sworn into office by Premier John Savage
, Chief Justice Lorne Clarke and federal representatives for Governor General Ramon Hnatyshyn
Kinley is an engineering graduate of Dalhousie University
, Nova Scotia Technical College
and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
. He has practiced professional engineering in business and the community for more than 50 years in executive positions at Lunenburg Foundry & Engineering Co. Ltd. and Lunenburg Marine Railway. He is the Honorary Chair for Life of the Nova Scotia Branch of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, a former chair the Offshore Trade Association of Nova Scotia and a former director of the Canadian Foundry Association.
Kinley has served in a number of military offices. He served in the Canadian Merchant Marine
and Royal Canadian Navy
and in Canada's Naval Reserve and Retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1958. He is a former president of Branch #23, Royal Canadian Legion
in Lunenburg, former president of the Navy League of Canada
, Honorary Colonel of the #14 Airfield Engineering Squadron, Canadian......