Arthur Peters

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Arthur Peters
Arthur Peters.jpg
9th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
December 29, 1901 – January 29, 1908
Monarch Edward VII
Lieutenant Governor Peter Adolphus McIntyre
Donald Alexander MacKinnon
Preceded by Donald Farquharson
Succeeded by Francis Haszard
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
December 29, 1901 – January 29, 1908
Preceded by Donald Farquharson
Succeeded by Francis Haszard
MLA (Assemblyman) for 2nd Kings
In office
December 13, 1893 – January 29, 1908
Preceded by John P. Sullivan
J.C. Underhay
Succeeded by Robert Cox
Personal details
Born (1854-08-29)August 29, 1854
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Died January 29, 1908(1908-01-29) (aged 53)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s) Mary Cunard (m. 1884)
Relations Frederick Peters (brother)
Children 4
Alma mater Prince of Wales College
King’s College
Occupation lawyer
Profession Politician
Cabinet Attorney General (1900–1901)

Arthur Peters (August 29, 1854 – January 29, 1908) was the ninth Premier of Prince Edward Island.

Arthur Peters and his brother Frederick Peters (also destined to enter political office) were born in Charlottetown.

Arthur Peters was first elected to the province's legislative assembly in 1893 as a Liberal. He became Attorney-General in 1900 and was asked by the lieutenant governor to become premier of the province on December 29, 1901 after his predecessor had resigned to enter federal politics.

Peters attempted to renegotiate the rules governing the island's representation in the Canadian House of Commons as the island was losing parliamentary seats as a result of successive censuses. Peters argued the province's case before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in London (though the matter was not resolved during his lifetime) and he also negotiated an increased federal subsidy to the province. Peters died in office on January 29, 1908 at the age of 53.

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