16th General Assembly of Newfoundland

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16th 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 1890
Disbanded 1893
Preceded by 15th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Succeeded by 17th General Assembly of Newfoundland
Last election
Newfoundland general election, 1889

The members of the 16th General Assembly of Newfoundland were elected in the Newfoundland general election held in November 1889. The general assembly sat from 1890 to 1893.

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

George Emerson was chosen as speaker.[2]

Sir Terence O'Brien served as colonial governor of Newfoundland.[3]

Members of the Assembly[edit]

The following members were elected to the assembly in 1889:[4]

Member Electoral district Affiliation
Edward White Bay de Verde Liberal Party
Henry J. B. Woods
Donald Morison Bonavista Reform
Samuel Blandford Liberal Party
Alfred B. Morine Reform
James Murray Burgeo-La Poile Independent
Edward Rothwell Burin Liberal Party
Dr. James S. Tait
William Duff Carbonear Liberal Party
George Shea Ferryland Independent
Daniel J. Greene Independent
James Rolls Fogo Reform
John Studdy Fortune Bay Liberal Party
William H. Whiteley Harbour Grace Liberal Party
Eli Dawe
Robert S. Munn Reform
Frank J. Morris Harbour Main Liberal Party
William Woodford
George Emerson Placentia and St. Mary's Liberal Party
Richard O'Dwyer
James McGrath
James A. Clift Port de Grave Liberal Party
George C. Fearn St. Barbe Liberal Party
Michael H. Carty St. George's Reform
Thomas J. Murphy St. John's East Liberal Party
Dr. John J. Dearin
Jeremiah Halleran
Edward Morris St. John's West Liberal Party
James Day
Lawrence Gearin
William Whiteway Trinity Liberal Party
Robert Bond
David C. Webber
Edward P. Burgess Twillingate Liberal Party
Jabez P. Thompson
Thomas Peyton



By-elections were held to replace members for various reasons:

Electoral district Member elected Affiliation Election date Reason
Burin James S. Winter[nb 1] Conservative 1892 E Rothwell died in 1892[4]


  1. ^ Winter was named to the Supreme Court in May 1893


  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. ^ "O'Brien, Sir John Terence Nicholls". Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage. Memorial University. 
  4. ^ a b "Elections". Encyclopedia of Newfoundland and Labrador. pp. 696–98.