Neil McLeod (politician)

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Neil McLeod
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5th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
November 1889 – April 27, 1891
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor Jedediah Slason Carvell
Preceded by William Wilfred Sullivan
Succeeded by Frederick Peters
Personal details
Born (1842-12-15)December 15, 1842
Uigg, Prince Edward Island
Died October 19, 1915(1915-10-19) (aged 72)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Isabella Jane Adelia Hayden (m. 1877)
Children Arthur, Adelia Flora, Jennie, Marie, Dorothy, and Mary
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Acadia University
Occupation lawyer and judge
Profession Politician
Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer (1879-1887)
Minister without Portfolio (1887-1889)
Religion Baptist

Neil McLeod (December 15, 1842 – October 19, 1915) was a Prince Edward Island lawyer, judge and politician, the fifth Premier. He was born at Uigg on the island to Roderick McLeod and Flora McDonald, Scottish immigrants. He was educated in Uigg and in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, articled in law at Charlottetown and was called to the bar in 1873. McLeod entered politics in 1879 winning a seat in the provincial legislature as a Conservative. He was re-elected in 1882 and became secretary-treasurer and then minister without portfolio in the government of William Wilfred Sullivan. In 1889, Sullivan resigned to become Chief Justice of the province's Supreme Court and McLeod became party leader and Premier. His government was defeated after a series of by-election losses led to it losing a Motion of No Confidence in 1891. McLeod retired from politics and was appointed a county court judge in 1893. He died at Summerside.

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Preceded by
William Wilfred Sullivan
1879–1889
Premier of Prince Edward Island
1889–1891
Succeeded by
Frederick Peters
1891–1897