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HAVILAND, Thomas Heath, Canadian statesman, born in Charlottetown, 13 November, 1822. He was educated at Brussels, Belgium, studied law, and was called to the bar of Prince Edward Island in 1846. He was a member of the executive council of the island from April, 1859, till November, 1862, for a short period in 1865. in 1866-'7, and from September, 1870, till April, 1872, having been colonial secretary during those periods, except in 1865, when he was solicitor-general. After 1865 he either held office or led the opposition in the provincial parliament, until he was called to the senate, 18 October, 1873. He has represented Georgetown in the provincial assembly since 1846, was a delegate to the Quebec union conference in 1864, and to Ottawa in May, 1873, to arrange the final terms upon which the island was admitted into the Dominion. On 14 July, 1879, he was appointed lieutenant-governor of Prince Edward Island, which office he retained until 1 August, 1884.
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