James Davies Lewin

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The Hon.
James Davies Lewin
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Senator for St. John (Lancaster), New Brunswick
In office
November 10, 1876 – March 11, 1900
Appointed by Alexander Mackenzie
Personal details
Born (1812-04-01)April 1, 1812
Womaston, Radnorshire (now Powys), Wales
Died March 11, 1900(1900-03-11) (aged 87)
Lancaster (Saint John West), New Brunswick
Political party Liberal

James Davies Lewin (April 1, 1812 – March 11, 1900) was a Canadian office holder, businessman, and politician.

Born in Womaston, Radnorshire (now Powys), Wales, the son of Samuel Lewin and Mary Furmage, Lewin was educated at the Kingston Grammar School, Wales. He entered the British government service in 1830 and assigned to the customs department on the Miramichi River, New Brunswick. He continued in the office for twenty years. He was married in 1832 to Sarah Ann Clarke, they had at least seven children. In 1855, he was elected to the Presidency of the Bank of New Brunswick, and held this position until his death. He was appointed to the Senate on the advice of Alexander Mackenzie on November 10, 1876, representing the senatorial division of St. John (Lancaster), New Brunswick. A Liberal, he served for 23 years until his death in 1900.

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