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Andrew Charles Elliott

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Monarch  Queen Victoria
Name  Andrew Elliott
Role  Politician
Political party  None

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Born  June 22, 1829 Ireland (1829-06-22)
Died  April 9, 1889, San Francisco, California, United States
Lieutenant governor  Joseph Trutch, Albert Norton Richards

Preceded by  John Foster McCreight
Succeeded by  George Anthony Walkem
Preceded by  George Anthony Walkem

Andrew Charles Elliott (June 22, 1829 – April 9, 1889) was a British Columbian politician and jurist.

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Career

Elliott's varied career in British Columbia included Gold Commissioner, stipendiary magistrate and, following the union of the Island and Mainland Colonies in 1866, High Sheriff of the province. He resigned his magristracy to take the post as High Sheriff. He was a member of the colony's appointed Colonial Assembly from 1865 to 1866 and, after the colony became a province of Canada, he was elected, in 1875, to the Victoria City seat in the provincial legislature and became leader of the opposition. Before his election to the House, he was a provincial magistrate in Lillooet.

In 1876, Elliott became the fourth Premier of the province on the defeat of George Anthony Walkem's government in a Motion of No Confidence. His government was unstable and he was unable to make progress with the federal government on the province's demands that Ottawa build a railway to the Pacific. Tax increases and the government's failure to secure a railway terminus for Victoria, British Columbia led to Elliott's defeat in his riding in the 1878 election as well as the defeat of his government.

Death

Andrew Charles Elliott is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia. His obituary in Amor de Cosmos' Victoria Colonist newspaper read:

Family life

His daughter Mary married James W. Douglas, the only son of James Douglas, but his son-in-law died at age 32 and Elliott was one of the pallbearers at the funeral.

References

Andrew Charles Elliott Wikipedia


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