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Blake, Edward

Born: 1833 AD
Died: 1912 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Canadian
Categories: Lawyers, Politician


1833 - Born on the 13th of October in Adelaide Township, Upper Canada.

1856 - He entered into partnership with Stephen M. Jarvis in Toronto to practice law.

1868 - Became leader of the Ontario Liberal Party.

1871-1872 - Served 2nd premier of Ontario, Canada.

1875 - Served as Canadian justice minister.

1876 - He was the chancellor of the University of Toronto.

1877-1878 - Became the President of Canadian Privy Council.

1880 - Became the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada.

1887 - Blake resigned as Liberal leader.

1892 - Blake entered the British House of Commons as an Irish Nationalist Member of Parliament.

1907 - He resigned following a stroke and retired to Canada.

1912 - Edward Blake died on 1st of March.





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