Albert Charles Saunders

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The Honourable
Albert Charles Saunders
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16th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
August 21, 1927 – May 20, 1930
Monarch George V
Lieutenant Governor Frank Richard Heartz
Preceded by James D. Stewart
Succeeded by Walter Lea
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
July 26, 1923 – May 20, 1930
Preceded by John Howatt Bell
Succeeded by Walter Lea
MLA (Assemblyman) for 1st Prince
In office
September 16, 1915 – May 20, 1930
Preceded by John Richards
Succeeded by Shelton Sharp
Personal details
Born (1874-10-12)October 12, 1874
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Died October 18, 1943(1943-10-18) (aged 69)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Leila Zwicker Graves (m. 1902)
Children 4
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
Occupation lawyer and judge
Profession Politician

Albert Charles Saunders (October 12, 1874 – October 18, 1943) was a Canadian politician and jurist from Prince Edward Island.

Saunders served as mayor of Summerside for four terms. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1919 and became leader of the opposition Liberal Party in 1923.

He led the Liberals to victory in the 1927 election by supporting the continuation of total prohibition against the Conservative government's proposals to ease the temperance measure. The Saunders government revised the curriculum of the public school system, raised the salaries of teachers and improved the island's roads.

He served as the 16th Premier until 1930 when he accepted an appointment to the provincial Supreme Court. Saunders died in Summerside.