Neil McLeod (politician)

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Neil McLeod
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5th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
November 13, 1889 – April 27, 1891
Monarch Victoria
Lieutenant Governor Jedediah Slason Carvell
Preceded by William Wilfred Sullivan
Succeeded by Frederick Peters
Leader of the Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island
In office
November 1, 1889 – March 9, 1893
Preceded by William Wilfred Sullivan
Succeeded by Daniel Gordon
Member of the General Assembly of Prince Edward Island for 5th Queens
In office
April 2, 1879 – December 13, 1893
Serving with George W. Deblois, Patrick Blake, John T. Jenkins
Preceded by Louis Henry Davies
Succeeded by district abolished
Personal details
Born (1842-12-15)December 15, 1842
Uigg, Prince Edward Island
Died October 19, 1915(1915-10-19) (aged 72)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Isabella Jane Adelia Hayden (m. 1877)
Children 6
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Acadia University
Occupation lawyer and judge
Profession Politician
Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer (1879–1887)
Minister without Portfolio (1887–1889)

Neil McLeod (December 15, 1842 – October 19, 1915) was a Prince Edward Island lawyer, judge and politician, the fifth Premier. He was born at Uigg on the island to Roderick McLeod and Flora McDonald, Scottish immigrants. He was educated in Uigg and in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, articled in law at Charlottetown and was called to the bar in 1873. McLeod entered politics in 1879 winning a seat in the provincial legislature as a Conservative. He was re-elected in 1882 and became secretary-treasurer and then minister without portfolio in the government of William Wilfred Sullivan. In 1889, Sullivan resigned to become Chief Justice of the province's Supreme Court and McLeod became party leader and Premier. His government was defeated after a series of by-election losses led to it losing a Motion of No Confidence in 1891. McLeod retired from politics and was appointed a county court judge in 1893. He died at Summerside.