Farris, John Wallace Debeque

FARRIS, John Wallace deBeque, lawyer, politician (b 3 Dec 1878, White's Cove, NB; d 25 Feb 1970, Vancouver). After attending university in Nova Scotia and Pennsylvania he arrived in VANCOUVER in 1903 to become the city's first Crown prosecutor. He became a power in the local LIBERAL PARTY and in 1916 was elected MLA for Vancouver. He served as attorney general and labour minister in Harlan BREWSTER's cabinet. When Brewster died suddenly, Farris contested the party leadership but lost narrowly...

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