Davie, Alexander Edmund Batson

DAVIE, Alexander Edmund Batson, lawyer, politician, premier 1 Apr 1887–death (b 24 Nov 1847, Somerset, England; d 1 Aug 1889, Victoria). He immigrated to BC in 1862 and articled as a lawyer in VICTORIA. Called to the bar in 1873, he became the first lawyer to obtain his complete legal education on VANCOUVER ISLAND. He established a practice in the capital and in the CARIBOO; in 1875 he was elected to the provincial legislature as an independent. Two years later Premier A.C. ELLIOTT invited...

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