Theodore Davie


Theodore Davie

Infobox_President
name = Theodore Davie


imagesize = 150px
caption = Hon. Theodore Davie
order = 10th Premier of British Columbia
term_start = July 2, 1892
term_end = March 2, 1895
predecessor = John Robson
successor = John Herbert Turner
birth_date = birth date|1852|3|22|mf=y
birth_place = Brixton, England
death_date =Death date and age|1898|3|7|1852|3|22
death_place = Victoria, British Columbia
party = None
spouse =
religion = Roman Catholic|

Theodore Davie (Brixton, London March 22, 1852 – March 7, 1898 Victoria, British Columbia) was a British Columbia lawyer, politician and jurist. He practiced law in Cassiar and Nanaimo before settling in Victoria and becoming a leading criminal lawyer. He was the brother of Alexander Edmund Batson Davie. Theodore Davie was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1882. In 1889 he became Attorney-General under Premier John Robson and succeeded Robson in 1892.

Davie's government passed a "Redistribution Bill" to give the mainland of the province greater representation in the legislature. His government also provided financial incentives to the railways in an effort to stimulate the economy. The Davie government also approved the construction of the province's parliament buildings in Victoria despite pressure to move the capital to the mainland.

Davie served as premier until 1895 when he resigned to become Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia succeeding the province's first Chief Justice, Matthew Baillie Begbie.

Theodore Davie is interred in the Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria, British Columbia.

References

* [http://www.biographi.ca/009004-119.01-e.php?&id_nbr=6056 Biography at the "Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online"]
* [http://www.knowbc.com/IEBC/Book/D/davie.ASP Encyclopedia of British Columbia]


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