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DAVIES, Louis Henry, Canadian statesman, born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward island, 4 May 1845. He was educated at the Central academy and Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He was solicitor-general of his native province in 1869, and again in 1872-'3 ; was the leader of the opposition in the legislative assembly until September 1876, when he became premier and attorney general, which portfolios he retained till 1879, when his administration resigned. He was elected to the local legislature in 1872, and re-elected from time to time till 1879, when he was defeated. In 1882 he was elected to represent Queen's County, Prince Edward island, in the Dominion parliament, and still (1886) represents that constituency. He was counsel for the tenancy of Prince Edward Island, before the land commission, presided over by the Right Hen. II. C. E. Childers, which sat in 1875-'6, when the estates of all proprietors in the Island were expropriated by the province. He was also one of the counsel representing Great Britain before the international fishery commission, which sat at Halifax, N. S., in 1877, under articles of the Washington treaty. He is a liberal.
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