Walkem, George Anthony

WALKEM, George Anthony, lawyer, politician, premier 11 Feb 1874–27 Jan 1876, 25 June 1878–12 June 1882 (b 15 Nov 1834, Newry, Ireland; d 13 Jan 1908, Victoria). He came to Canada with his parents in 1847, and after studying law in Montreal he was called to the bar in Quebec (1858) and Ontario (1861). He moved west to join the Cariboo GOLD RUSH in 1862 and was called to the BC bar the next year. He entered politics in 1864, when he was elected to the legislative council, a position he held...

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