James David Stewart
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|James David Stewart|
|15th Premier of Prince Edward Island|
September 5, 1923 – August 21, 1927
|Preceded by||John Howatt Bell|
|Succeeded by||Albert C. Saunders|
August 29, 1931 – October 10, 1933
|Preceded by||Walter M. Lea|
|Succeeded by||William J. P. MacMillan|
January 15, 1874|
Lower Montague, Prince Edward Island
|Died||October 10, 1933(aged 59)|
In 1917, the Conservative Party recruited Stewart, then a young lawyer, to be the party's candidate in a by-election in King's County. Stewart won the vote and took his seat in the provincial legislative assembly.
In 1921 he was elected leader of the Conservative Party and led the party to victory in the 1923 election but his government was defeated in the 1927 election due to Stewart's opposition to total prohibition of alcohol.
Stewart took on several cabinet positions himself and also intensively lobbied the federal government for relief so the province could deal with the economic hardships Prince Edward Islanders were suffering during the Depression. He obtained a larger federal subsidy for the island but the workload had a toll on Stewart and he died in office in 1933 at the age of 59.
John Howatt Bell
|Premier of Prince Edward Island
Albert Charles Saunders
Walter Maxfield Lea
William J. P. MacMillan