William Campbell (Prince Edward Island politician)

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William Campbell (January 12, 1836 – December 15, 1909) was a farmer and political figure in Prince Edward Island.[1] He represented 1st Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1873 to 1886 and from 1898 to 1900 and 4th Prince from 1896 to 1897 as a Conservative member.

Biography[edit]

Campbell was born in New London, Prince Edward Island, the son of James Campbell and Elizabeth Montgomery,[1] and educated there. In 1863, he married Miss E. McLeod; after her death, he married Elizabeth Sutherland in 1874. He served as lieutenant-colonel for the county militia. Campbell was first elected to the provincial assembly after Peter Sinclair resigned his seat to run for a seat in the House of Commons. He served in the province's Executive Council as Commissioner of Public Works.[2] Campbell was defeated when he ran for reelection in 1886. He was reelected to the assembly in an 1886 by-election held following the death of Alexander Laird but defeated in the general election that followed. Campbell was elected again in an 1898 by-election held after Alexander Bannerman Warburton was named to the bench; he was defeated in the 1900 general election.[1]

He died in Seaview at the age of 73.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Weeks, Blair (2002). Minding the House: A Biographical Guide to Prince Edward Island MLAs. Acorn Press. ISBN 1-894838-01-7. 
  2. ^ *The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1885 JA Gemmill