Frederick C. Squires

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Frederick Charles Squires (November 13, 1881 – December 16, 1960) was a lawyer and political figure in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada. He represented Carleton County in the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick from 1925 to 1935 as a Conservative member.

He was born in Bath, New Brunswick, the son of Robert Squires and Elizabeth Turner, both of United Empire Loyalist descent. He was educated at the provincial normal school, the University of New Brunswick and Harvard Law School. In 1912, he married Hattie Duncan Pierce (1886–1977). Squires also was a high school principal. He served as speaker for the provincial assembly from 1931 to 1935. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and of the Knights of Pythias. On March 5, 1936, Squires was chosen House Leader of the opposition Conservatives, becoming Leader of the Opposition, and was subsequently appointed Leader of the Conservative Party in New Brunswick. His party was again defeated in the 1939 proincial election after which Squires resigned as party leader due to ill health.

In 1953, he was appointed Clerk of the Legislature and Law Clerk, and held these positions until his 1959.

He died December 16, 1960, at Victoria Public Hospital, Fredericton, N.B., at the age of 79 years.


  • Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1934, AL Normandin
Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Leonard O'Brien
Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Succeeded by
Hedley F. G. Bridges