Elliott, Andrew Charles

ELLIOTT, Andrew Charles, lawyer, politician, premier 1 Feb 1876–25 June 1878 (b circa 1828, Ireland; d 9 Apr 1889, San Francisco). A lawyer in London, he came to practise in BC in 1859. He was appointed a county court judge for YALE and HOPE, then a GOLD commissioner and magistrate at LILLOOET. After the colonies of VANCOUVER ISLAND and British Columbia united in 1866, he became high sherriff, then police magistrate in VICTORIA. Elliott was elected to the legislature in 1875 and became leader...

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