Richard Stuart Lake
Sir Richard Stuart Lake
|Member of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories for Grenfell|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament
|Succeeded by||Levi Thomson|
|3rd Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan|
October 6, 1915 – February 17, 1921
|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|
July 10, 1860|
Preston, Lancashire, England
|Died||April 23, 1950
Victoria, British Columbia
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.
He was re-elected to a second term in the 1908 Canadian federal election winning a hotly contested election by just a 100 votes.
Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor
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.
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.
- Archives of the Northwest Territories Legislature 1876 - 1905
- Federal Political Experience Richard Stuart Lake
- Biography Richard Stuart Lake Saskatchewan Encyclopedia