Francis Haszard

Francis Longworth Haszard was a Prince Edward Island politician and jurist, the tenth Premier of Prince Edward Island. Haszard's family had been United Empire Loyalists moving to PEI from the United States after the American Revolution. Longworth was born at Bellevue, Lot 49, Prince Edward Island. He studied law, was called to the bar in 1872 and set up practice in Charlottetown. He had been a magistrate in Charlottetown before being elected to the provincial legislature for the first time in 1904 as a Liberal. In 1908, he was asked by the lieutenant governor to become premier after the death of Arthur Peters. The Liberals had been in power since 1891 and their majority in the legislat ... more on Wikipedia

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