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Newfoundland general election, 1889

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Date  6 November 1889

The 17th Newfoundland general election was held on 6 November 1889 to elect members of the 16th General Assembly of Newfoundland in the Dominion of Newfoundland. The Reform Party administration of Robert Thorburn was defeated in favour of the Liberal Party led by William Whiteway formed the government. Reform soon disappeared and was replaced by the Orange Order based Tory Party. This was the first general election held in Newfoundland using the secret ballot.

Elected members

  • Bay de Verde
  • Edward White Liberal
  • Henry J. B. Woods Liberal
  • Bonavista Bay
  • Donald Morison Reform
  • Samuel Blandford Liberal
  • Alfred B. Morine Reform
  • Burgeo-LaPoile
  • James Murray Independent
  • Burin
  • Edward Rothwell Liberal
  • James S. Winter Conservative in 1892
  • James S. Tait Liberal
  • Carbonear
  • William Duff Liberal
  • Ferryland
  • George Shea Independent
  • Daniel Joseph Greene Independent
  • Fogo
  • James Rolls Reform
  • Fortune Bay
  • John Studdy Liberal
  • Harbour Grace
  • William H. Whiteley Liberal
  • Eli Dawe Liberal
  • Harbour Main
  • Frank J. Morris Liberal
  • William Woodford Liberal
  • Placentia and St. Mary's
  • George Emerson Liberal (speaker)
  • Richard O'Dwyer Liberal
  • James McGrath Liberal
  • Port de Grave
  • James A. Clift Liberal
  • St. Barbe
  • George C. Fearn Liberal
  • St. George's
  • Michael H. Carty Liberal
  • St. John's East
  • Thomas J. Murphy Liberal
  • John J. Dearin Liberal
  • Jeremiah Halleran Liberal
  • St. John's West
  • Edward P. Morris Liberal
  • James Day Liberal
  • Lawrence Gearin Liberal
  • Trinity Bay
  • William Whiteway Liberal
  • Robert Bond Liberal
  • Twillingate
  • Edward P. Burgess Liberal
  • Jabez P. Thompson Liberal
  • Thomas Peyton Liberal
  • References

    Newfoundland general election, 1889 Wikipedia


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