Richard Stuart Lake

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The Hon.
Sir Richard Stuart Lake
Robert Stuart Lake.jpg
Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for Grenfell
In office
1898–1900
In office
1901–1904
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Qu'Appelle
In office
1904–1911
Succeeded by Levi Thomson
3rd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan
In office
October 6, 1915 – February 17, 1921
Monarch George V
Governor General The Duke of Connaught and Strathearn
The Duke of Devonshire
Premier Thomas Walter Scott
William Melville Martin
Preceded by George W. Brown
Succeeded by Henry William Newlands
Personal details
Born (1860-07-10)July 10, 1860
Preston, Lancashire, England
Died April 23, 1950(1950-04-23) (aged 89)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political party Conservative

Sir Richard Stuart Lake KCMG (July 10, 1860 – April 23, 1950) was a long serving territorial provincial and federal level politician from Saskatchewan, Canada.

Territorial politics[edit]

Born in Preston, Lancashire, England, Lake was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for the Grenfell district in the 1898 Northwest Territories general election. In 1900 he vacated his seat to run in Assiniboia East in the 1900 Canadian federal election.

After being defeated in his first attempt at federal politics he ran for his old seat and was re-elected as the MLA in a by-election on March 22, 1901.

Lake was acclaimed to his second term in office in the 1902 Northwest Territories general election. He held that post until the 1904 Canadian federal election when he vacated his seat to make a second run at Federal politics.

Federal politics[edit]

The Hon. Richard Stuart Lake

Lake was elected as a Member of the Canadian House of Commons in his second run at Federal politics in the 1904 Canadian federal election in the new Qu'Appelle federal electoral district.

He was re-elected to a second term in the 1908 Canadian federal election winning a hotly contested election by just a 100 votes.

In the 1911 Canadian federal election he was defeated by Liberal Levi Thompson and never returned to federal politics.

Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor[edit]

After being defeated in the Federal election, Lake went to work for the Saskatchewan Public Service Commission, he held that job until he was appointed as the third Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan on October 18, 1915. He served for six years, until February 17, 1921, when he was offered the possibility of extending his royal commission; however, he refused.

Late life[edit]

He moved to Victoria, British Columbia after his career in politics and lived the rest of his life there.

He was aboard the SS Athenia when it was torpedoed on September 3, 1939 and survived.

He died on April 23, 1950.

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