Albert Hickman

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Albert Hickman
7th Prime Minister of Newfoundland
In office
May 10, 1924 – June 9, 1924
Monarch George V
Governor William Allardyce
Preceded by William Warren
Succeeded by Walter Stanley Monroe
Personal details
Born (1875-08-02)August 2, 1875
Died February 9, 1943(1943-02-09) (aged 67)
Nationality Newfoundlander
Political party Liberal Reform Party
Profession businessman

Albert Edgar Hickman (August 2, 1875 – February 9, 1943), born in Grand Bank, Newfoundland, was Newfoundland's seventeenth Prime Minister and has the distinction of having served the shortest term of any Prime Minister.

Hickman, a politician and businessman, served as Prime Minister of Newfoundland for 33 days in 1924 as leader of a caretaker administration after the successive collapses of the Liberal Reform Party governments of Prime Ministers Sir Richard Squires and William Warren. The governor asked Hickman to form an administration to govern the province when the government of William Warren was defeated in a Motion of No Confidence. Hickman invited members of various former members of the Liberal Reform Party as well as members of other parties into his government which he called the Liberal-Progressive Party. His new party was defeated in the 9 June 1924 election by former supporters of Warren who joined with the conservative opposition to form the Liberal-Conservative Progressive Party. Hickman served as Leader of the Opposition until he retired from politics in 1928, by which time his party had degenerated and a new Liberal Party had emerged led by Squires.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Warren
Prime Minister of Newfoundland
Succeeded by
Walter Stanley Monroe