Alexander Wallace Matheson

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Alexander Wallace Matheson
21st Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
May 25, 1953 – September 16, 1959
Monarch Elizabeth II
Lieutenant Governor T. William L. Prowse
Frederick W. Hyndman
Preceded by J. Walter Jones
Succeeded by Walter R. Shaw
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
May 25, 1953 – December 11, 1965
Preceded by J. Walter Jones
Succeeded by Alex Campbell
MLA (Assemblyman) for 2nd Queens
In office
November 7, 1940 – September 15, 1943
Preceded by Bradford W. LePage
Succeeded by Reginald Bell
MLA (Councillor) for 4th Kings
In office
December 11, 1947 – May 30, 1966
Preceded by Murdock McGowan
Succeeded by Keir Clark
Personal details
Born (1903-06-10)June 10, 1903
Bellevue, Prince Edward Island
Died March 6, 1976(1976-03-06) (aged 72)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Helen B. Farquharson (m. 1937)
Children Frances Janet, Ellen Margaret, James Alexander, Thomas Allan, and Andrew
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
Occupation teacher, lawyer, and judge
Profession Politician
Cabinet Minister of Health and Welfare (1948–1953)
Religion United Church of Canada

Alexander Wallace Matheson (June 10, 1903 – March 3, 1976) was a Prince Edward Island politician.

He was born in Bellevue, Prince Edward Island. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1940 as a Liberal, representing the district of 2nd Queens. Not reelected in the provincial election of 1943, he was reelected in 1947 in the district of 4th Kings.

Matheson became minister of health and welfare in the government of Premier J. Walter Jones in 1948 and succeeded Jones as premier and Attorney-General in 1953. His government was defeated in the 1959 election but remained Liberal Party leader until 1965 when he retired from politics. In 1967 he was appointed a County Court Judge.


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