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HAYTHORNE, Robert Poore, Canadian statesman, born in Bristol, England, in 1815. He was educated in his native town, and in 1842 came to Prince Edward Island, where, in 186% he was elected a member of the provincial legislative council. Soon afterward he was appointed a member of the Cole administration, and after Nr. Cole's retirement he continued to sit in the administration of Joseph Hensley. When the latter was appointed a judge, Mr. Haythorne succeeded him as president of the Council and leader of the government, retaining those portfolios till his resignation in 1870. On 2 April, 1872, he was assigned the duty of forming a new government, which he successfully accomplished, and in February, 1873, he and his colleague in office, Mr. Laird, formed a delegation to Ottawa on the subject of the union of Prince Edward Island with the Dominion. As the result of this mission his government appealed to the voters of the province, but, not being sustained, he resigned, 18 April, 1873. He sat, in the legislative council of Prince Edward Island from 1867 till 1874, and was made a Dominion senator on the admission of that province into the Confederation, 18 October, 1S73.
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