13th General Assembly of Newfoundland

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13th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Colonial Building seat of the Newfoundland government and the House of Assembly from January 28, 1850, to July 28, 1959.
Founded 1879
Disbanded 1882
Preceded by 12th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Succeeded by 14th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Last election
Newfoundland general election, 1878

The members of the 13th General Assembly of Newfoundland were elected in the Newfoundland general election held in November 1878. The general assembly sat from 1879 to 1882.

The Conservative Party led by William Whiteway formed the government.[1]

A.J.W. McNeilly was chosen as speaker.[2]

Sir John Hawley Glover served as colonial governor of Newfoundland until 1881.[3] Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge Maxse succeeded Glover as governor.[4]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1878:[5]

Member Electoral district Affiliation
Alfred Penney Bay de Verde Conservative
Francis Winton Bonavista Bay Conservative
George Skelton Conservative
James Saint Conservative
Alexander M. Mackay Burgeo-La Poile Conservative
James S. Winter Burin Conservative
James J. Rogerson Conservative
John Rorke Carbonear Conservative
James G. Conroy Ferryland Liberal
Daniel J. Greene Liberal
James O. Fraser Fortune Bay Conservative
Ambrose Shea Harbour Grace Conservative
Charles Dawe Conservative
Joseph I. Little Harbour Main Liberal
Patrick Nowlan Liberal
William J. S. Donnelly Placentia and St. Mary's Conservative
James Collins Conservative
Michael E. Dwyer Conservative
Nathan Norman Port de Grave Conservative
Michael J. O'Mara St. John's East Liberal
Robert J. Kent Liberal
Robert John Parsons, Jr. Liberal
Lewis Tessier St. John's West Liberal
Patrick J. Scott Liberal
Maurice Fenelon Liberal
William Whiteway Trinity Bay Conservative
James H. Watson Conservative
John Randall Conservative
Alexander J.W. McNeilly Twillingate and Fogo Conservative
Stanley B. Carter Conservative
Richard P. Rice Conservative





  1. ^ Hiller, J.K. (1994). "Whiteway, Sir William Vallance". In Cook, Ramsay; Hamelin, Jean. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XIII (1901–1910) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 
  2. ^ "The Speaker of the House of Assembly". House of Assembly. 
  3. ^ "Glover, Sir John Hawley". Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. Memorial University. 
  4. ^ "Maxse, Henry Berkeley Fitzhardinge". Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. Memorial University. 
  5. ^ "Elections". Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. pp. 692–93.