Allison Dysart

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A. Allison Dysart
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22nd Premier of New Brunswick
In office
July 16, 1935 – March 13, 1940
Monarch George V
Edward VIII
George VI
Lieutenant Governor Murray MacLaren
William G. Clark
Preceded by Leonard P. D. Tilley
Succeeded by John B. McNair
MLA for Kent
In office
February 24, 1917 – March 13, 1940
Serving with Philias J. Melanson, Auguste Bordage, R. G. Richard, François G. Richard, Isaie Melanson
Preceded by Thomas-Jean Bourque
David-Vital Landry
Succeeded by J. Killeen McKee
Personal details
Born (1880-03-22)March 22, 1880
Cocagne, New Brunswick, Canada
Died December 8, 1962(1962-12-08) (aged 82)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Blanche Cannel McDougall (m. 1916)
Children 1 son and 2 daughters
Alma mater Ontario Agricultural College
Dalhousie Law School
Occupation lawyer and judge
Profession politician
Religion Roman Catholic

Albert Allison Dysart (March 22, 1880 – December 8, 1962) was a New Brunswick politician, lawyer and judge.[1]

Dysart was born in Cocagne, New Brunswick and was educated at University of St. Joseph's College in Memramcook, the Ontario Agricultural College and Dalhousie Law School. He was called to the bar in 1913 and set up practice in Bouctouche. He was elected to the provincial legislature in 1917 and served as Speaker from 1921 to 1925 and served briefly as Minister of Lands and Mines in 1925 until the defeat of the Liberal government.

In 1926, Dysart succeeded Peter J. Veniot as leader of the Liberal party. In 1935 the Liberals returned to power and Dysart became the 22nd Premier of the province. His government introduced the first Landlord and Tenants Act in 1938 and updated the Labour Relations Act. It attempted to create jobs in the Great Depression through extensive road construction. After suffering from poor health from some time, he led the government to re-election in 1939 and resigned in 1940[2] to become a County Court Judge of Westmorland and Kent Counties. He served in that position until his retirement in 1955.

His former home in Shediac, New Brunswick is a registered historic place. He lived there from 1943 until his death.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography, New Brunswick Legislative Library
  2. ^ "Dysart Retires; McNair Is New N.B. Premier". The Winnipeg Tribune. 8 Mar 1940. p. 13. Retrieved 27 December 2016 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ Albert Allison Dysart Residence
Provincial Government of Peter J. Veniot
Cabinet Post (1)
Predecessor Office Successor
Peter J. Veniot Minister of Lands and Mines
1925
Charles D. Richards