Francis Haszard

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Francis Haszard
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10th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
February 1, 1908 – May 16, 1911
Monarch Edward VII
George V
Lieutenant Governor Donald Alexander MacKinnon
Benjamin Rogers
Preceded by Arthur Peters
Succeeded by H. James Palmer
Personal details
Born (1849-11-20)November 20, 1849
Bellevue, Lot 49, Prince Edward Island
Died July 25, 1938(1938-07-25) (aged 88)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Elizabeth DesBrisay (m. 1876)
Children Charles F., Louis G., Mary E., Hilda, Helen, Evelyn, and Ethel
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
Occupation lawyer, city magistrate, city recorder, master of the rolls, judge, and farmer
Profession Politician
Cabinet Attorney General (1908-1911)
Religion Anglican

Francis Longworth Haszard (November 20, 1849 – July 25, 1938) was a Prince Edward Island politician and jurist, the tenth Premier of Prince Edward Island. Haszard's family had been United Empire Loyalists moving to PEI from the United States after the American Revolution.

Longworth was born at Bellevue, Lot 49, Prince Edward Island. He studied law, was called to the bar in 1872 and set up practice in Charlottetown. He had been a magistrate in Charlottetown before being elected to the provincial legislature for the first time in 1904 as a Liberal. In 1908, he was asked by the lieutenant governor to become premier after the death of Arthur Peters.

The Liberals had been in power since 1891 and their majority in the legislature had eroded over time. By the time Haszard became premier the Liberals and opposition Conservatives had almost equal strength in the house.

Haszard represented PEI at the Maritime and Inter-Provincial conferences held in 1910 and attempted to obtain a better deal for the province from the federal government.

Haszard left politics in 1911 to accept an appointment to the province's Supreme Court and as Master of the Rolls. He retired from the bench in 1930.

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