Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
The present, and 28th, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is H. Frank Lewis, who has served in the role since 15 August 2011. The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is vested with a number of duties and is expected to undertake various ceremonial roles. The viceroy further presents numerous other honours and decorations, as well as various awards that are named for. The earlier post of Governor of St. Johns Island thus came to be occupied by the authority of the governor-in-chief. The modern incarnation of the office, was established in 1873, monarchy in the Canadian provinces Government of Prince Edward Island
Lemuel Cambridge Owen was a Prince Edward Island shipbuilder, banker and politician, the second Premier. He was born in Charlottetown to Thomas Owen, who was Postmaster General for Prince Edward Island for eighteen years, Owen was educated in private schools and at the Central Academy in Charlottetown. One of the islands most successful businessmen, Owen succeeded his father as Postmaster-General of the island in 1860 before entering politics in 1866 winning election as a Conservative, Owen became Premier of the province in 1873 after James Colledge Pope entered federal politics. Owen was the second premier since PEI joined Canadian confederation on July 1,1873, Owen retired from politics and returned to his business interests. Owen had married Lois Welsh in 1861 and he retired from business in 1892 and died at the home of one of his sons in Charlottetown in 1912. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online The Canadian parliamentary companion for 1876 HJ Morgan
William C. F. Robinson
Sir William Cleaver Francis Robinson GCMG was a British colonial administrator and a musical composer, being the author of several well-known songs. He was variously Governor of the Falkland Islands, Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island, Governor of Western Australia, Governor of South Australia, Robinson was the fifth son of Admiral Hercules Robinson. In 1858 he entered the service of the Colonial Office as private secretary to his brother, Hercules Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead. He married in 1862, and in 1866 was appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands, on 10 June 1873 he was appointed the first Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island, and created a Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. He was made a KCMG in 1877 and a GCMG in 1887, Robinson retired from active service in 1895 aged 61, and died two years in South Kensington, London, on 2 May 1897. Attribution This article incorporates text from a now in the public domain, Carlyle. Dictionary of National Biography,1901 supplement, constitution Centre of Western Australia Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Prince Edward Island
William Wilfred Sullivan
Sir William Wilfred Sullivan was a Prince Edward Island journalist and jurist, the fourth premier of Prince Edward Island. Sullivan served as premier for ten years and fought for PEIs rights in the dominion of Canada and he protested the federal governments failure to fulfill the terms of confederation on which the island had joined the dominion in 1873. In 1889, Sullivan was appointed Chief Justice of PEI and served in that position until his retirement in 1917, in 1914 he was knighted by King George V. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Frank Richard Heartz
Frank Richard Heartz was a Canadian politician who served as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. He was born in 1871 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island and he was educated in local public schools, followed by Prince of Wales College and Upper Canada College. He married Bessie Matthew of Souris on September 25,1895, in his political career, Heartz ran for the 1st Kings District in the Provincial Legislative Assembly in 1909 but was defeated. Heartz was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island on September 8,1924 and served until November 19,1930
Louis Henry Davies
Sir Louis Henry Davies KCMG PC was a Canadian lawyer and politician, and judge from the province of Prince Edward Island. Davies was born in Charlottetown, the son of Benjamin Davies and he attended Prince of Wales College in Charlottetown. In July,1872, he married Susan Wiggins, a daughter of Dr. A. V. G. Wiggins and she was a member of the Humane Society, the Womens Canadian Historical Society, and similar organizations. The couple had two sons and three daughters, Davies read law at the Inner Temple in London. He was called to bar in England in 1866, and to the bar of Prince Edward Island a year later, the Commission gave an award directing the United States to pay $5,500,000 to the British Government. Davies was appointed Queens Counsel in 1880, and knighted by Queen Victoria in 1897, Davies was first elected to the House of Assembly as a Liberal in 1872 just prior to Prince Edward Island entering Canadian confederation. The issue divided both parties, and had led to the collapse of one government, the Davies government was formed to enact a Public Schools Act which made school attendance compulsory, and created a non-sectarian public school system.
The act was passed in 1877 and, with the issue around which the coalition had been formed having been resolved, Davies government reformed the civil service and brought in financial reforms before being defeated by the Conservatives in a Motion of No Confidence in 1879. Davies won a seat in the Canadian House of Commons in the 1882 federal election as a Liberal, in 1901, Davies was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. He was appointed Chief Justice in 1918 and he was the oldest person to be appointed Chief Justice, at the age of 73 years,172 days. Davies held the position until his death in Ottawa in 1924, as of 2016, he is the last Chief Justice of Canada to have previously served in elected office. He is also, as of 2016, the only Prince Edward Islander to have served on the Supreme Court, the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court building in Charlottetown is named in his honour. Louis Henry Davies – Parliament of Canada biography Supreme Court of Canada biography
Andrew Archibald Macdonald
Andrew Archibald Macdonald, PC, served as the fourth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1 August 1884 to 2 September 1889, and was one of the fathers of Canadian Confederation. He was educated at a county grammar school and by private tutor and became a merchant, in 1863, he married Elizabeth, the third daughter of Hon. Thomas Owen and they had four sons. He was elected a member of the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1853 to 1858 and he sat as representative for Georgetown in the House of Assembly from 1854 until 1870. When the Legislative Council became elective in 1863, he was returned as a representative of 2nd Kings District in the Legislative Council, Andrew Macdonald was a member of the Executive Council from 1867 to 1872 and again from 18 April 1872 until Prince Edward Island joined Confederation in 1873. He was leader of the Government Party in Legislative Council for some years and he first returned as a representative of the Liberal Party in carrying out Responsible Government and extending the Electoral Franchise.
In June 1873 he was appointed Postmaster General of the Province, in 1891 MacDonald was appointed to the Senate of Canada where he remained until his death. He died at Ottawa, on 21 March 1912, Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Andrew Archibald Macdonald – Parliament of Canada biography
Sir Dominick Daly was the Governor of Prince Edward Island from 11 July 1854 to 25 May 1859 and Governor of South Australia from 4 March 1862 until his death on 19 February 1868. He was born in Ardfry, County Galway, Ireland in 1798, in 1823, he came to Lower Canada as secretary to Lieutenant-Governor Sir Francis Nathaniel Burton. In 1827, he was appointed secretary for Lower Canada. He was a member of the Special Council of Lower Canada from 1840 to 1841, after the Act of Union in 1840, it became a prerequisite for his post that he be elected and he ran successfully in the Canada East riding of Mégantic in 1841. In 1841, he was appointed secretary of Canada East. When the council resigned en masse in November 1843 in a dispute with Governor Sir Charles Theophilus Metcalfe, Daly chose to remain and this left Daly as acting head of government for several weeks. In 1844, he became secretary for both Canada East and Canada West. In March 1845, he was challenged to a duel by Reformer Thomas Cushing Aylwin, shots were fired, Daly was removed from the Executive Council in 1848 when Robert Baldwin and Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine came to power, he returned to England and served on a commission of inquiry.
In 1852, Daly was appointed lieutenant-governor of Tobago, he was appointed to the same post in Prince Edward Island. In 1858, he announced his resignation and departed the following year, in October 1861, he was appointed the next Governor of South Australia and died in office in 1868 in Adelaide. The town of Daly Waters was named after the new Governor of South Australia by John McDouall Stuart in 1862 on his attempt to find a path from south to north across the centre of Australia. The Daly River further north was named after him in 1865 by surveyor Boyle Travers Finniss, dictionnaire des parlementaires du Québec de 1792 à nos jours
George William Howlan
George William Howlan was an Irish-born merchant, ship owner and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Prince in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1863 to 1873 as a Liberal member and he represented Alberton division in the Senate of Canada from 1873 to 1894 and was the provinces sixth Lieutenant Governor from 1894 to 1899. He was born in Wexford and came to Nova Scotia with his parents in the late 1830s and they settled in Prince Edward Island in 1839. Howlan was educated in Charlottetown and was hired as a clerk in a store there in 1850 and he moved to Cascumpec, first working for a Boston merchant there and setting up his own business. In 1866, he married Elizabeth Olson, Howlan was named to the Executive Council in 1867, serving until 1873. However, in 1870, he threw his support behind the Conservatives after Protestants in the Liberal caucus refused to separate schools. Howlan initially opposed Confederation, believing that the island would have little say, however, he supported railway building in the province and the resulting debt load forced the island to reconsider union with Canada.
In 1873, he was named customs collector at Charlottetown, in 1873, Howlan ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was named to the Senate that same year. He married Mary E. Doran in 1881 after the death of his first wife, Howlan resigned from his seat in the Senate in 1891 to run unsuccessfully for a seat in the House of Commons but was appointed again to the Senate that year. Also in 1891, he went to England as a representative of the province to discuss with engineers there the feasibility of a tunnel connecting the island to the mainland, Howlan died in Charlottetown in 1901. Biography at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online Synopsis of federal political experience from the Library of Parliament Lieutenant-Governor Gallery, Prince Edward Island
Robert Lloyd George MacPhail, CM was a Canadian politician and the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. Born in New Haven, Prince Edward Island, the son of Robert Archibald MacPhail and he was re-elected in 1962,1966,1970,1974,1978,1979 and 1982. He held many positions including, Minister of Industry and Natural Resources and of Tourism Development, Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Treasury Board. He was Lieutenant Governor from 1985 to 1990, in 1994, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada
Walter Patterson (governor)
Walter Patterson was the first British colonial Governor of Prince Edward Island. The son of William Patterson of Foxhall, near Ramelton, County Donegal and he was a first cousin of Isaac Todd. Patterson joined the British Army early in life, participating in the Seven Years War with the 80th Regiment of Light-Armed Foot and he was soon appointed to the rank of Captain. In 1763, Prince Edward Island was ceded to the British by the French, and it became a British colony. In 1764, Patterson requested grants to own land on the island, on 30 May 1769, the British Privy Council declared St. Johns Island a colony with its own government, separating it from Nova Scotia. Patterson was appointed the islands first Governor on 19 July 1769, soon after taking the Oath of Office in September 1770, Patterson had already formed an Executive Council, and one of his and the councils first ordinances was to enforce the payment of Quit-Rent. Following the first Assembly elections in 1773, Patterson acquired over 100,000 acres of land from proprietors who had failed to pay their quit-rent, the land was to be sold off.
The former proprietors wrote to the British government asking that their land be returned, and this was to the first of several incidents which would cause tension between the British government and Governor Patterson. The bill was for the annulment of the land sales, going against the British government, Patterson opposed the bill and managed to receive a majority from the Executive Council, supporting his decision. The British government retaliated by removing Walter Patterson from office, on 17 June 1786 and he officially left office on 4 November. In 1789, Patterson returned to England where he died nine years later, the issue of absentee landowners and quit-rent in Prince Edward Island would not be resolved untl the passage of the Land Purchase Act in 1875. Walter Patterson was married to Hester Warren in 1770, unhappy on St. Johns Island, she returned to England in 1771. They had two children and Charlotte, Walter Pattersons had two additional children on St. Johns Island with companion Margaret Hyde.
The Hyde family arrived in Canada from England in 1770, on the boat as Governor Patterson. In Halpenny, Francess G. Dictionary of Canadian Biography, government of Prince Edward Island biography Island Register, The Descendants of William Patterson and Elizabeth Todd