Prior, Edward Gawler

PRIOR, Edward Gawler, engineer, businessman, politician, premier 21 Nov 1902–1 June 1903, lt gov 1919–20 (b 21 May 1853, Dallaghgill, England; d 12 Dec 1920, Victoria). The son of a village parson in Yorkshire, he trained as a mining engineer and came to BC in 1873 as assistant manager of a NANAIMO coal mining company (see COAL MINING, VANCOUVER ISLAND). In 1878 he became inspector of mines, then held a series of government posts until 1880, when he resigned to go into the hardware...

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