McBride, Richard

McBRIDE, Richard, lawyer, politician, premier 1 June 1903–15 Dec 1915 (b 15 Dec 1870, New Westminster; d 6 Aug 1917, London, England). He graduated in law from Dalhousie Univ in Halifax and practised mainly in NEW WESTMINSTER. First elected to the legislature in 1898, he joined James DUNSMUIR's cabinet in 1900 as minister of mines, but resigned the following year and sat as leader of the opposition. When E.G. PRIOR resigned, McBride took over as PREMIER, the first born in the province and, at...

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