“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Charlottetown in Queens County, Prince Edward Island — The Canadian Atlantic

Sir Louis Henry Davis


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By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
1. Sir Louis Henry Davis Marker
Inscription. Born in Charlottetown, Davies studied law at the Inner Temple and was admitted to the bar in 1867. A member of the Legislative Assembly (1872-9) and Premier for the last three years of that period, he defended the rights of tenant farmers while working towards the resolution of the land tenure question. He was equally effective in serving the interests of his country as counsel to the International Fisheries Commission at Halifax in 1877. Member of the House of Commons (1882-1901) and Minister of Marine and Fisheries in 1896, he was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1901 and became Chief Justice in 1918. He died in Ottawa.

Davies, né à Charlottetown, oeuvra sur la scène politique de sa province à titre de député, procureur général et premier et premier ministre. Défenseur des métayers, il régla la question de la tenure des terres et fit voter la gratuité scolaire. Conseil à la commission internationale sur les pêcheries à Halifax en 1877, il y fit prévaloir les droits de ses nationaux. Député à la Chambre des communes de 1882 à 1901, ministre de la marine et des pêcheries en 1896 il accéda en 1901 à la Cour suprême dont il devint juge en chef en 1918. Il fut appelé au Conseil privé impérial en 1919. Il est décédé à Ottawa.
Erected 1949 by Historic Sites and Monument
Sir Louis Henry Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 8, 2014
2. Sir Louis Henry Davis Marker
Board of Canada/Commission de lieux et monuments historique du Canada.
Location. 46° 13.868′ N, 63° 7.57′ W. Marker is in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in Queens County. Marker is on Water Street just from Pownal Street, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 42 Water Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1A4, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peake House (within shouting distance of this marker); Carvell Building (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Dundas Terrace (about 150 meters away); Sherman M4A2 Medium Battle Tank (about 210 meters away); Great George Street Historic District (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Heralded Arrival… of the Circus (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Confederation Centre of the Arts (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Survey of the Gulf and River St. Lawrence (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Charlottetown.
More about this marker. This marker is on the Prince Edward Island Court of Appeal building.
Also see . . .  Sir Louis Henry Davis - Dictionary of Canadian Biography. At his passing, Island newspapers described Davies as the province’s most brilliant
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3. Sir Louis Henry Davis
son. Since that time he has been largely forgotten, commemorated only by the naming of the Island’s Supreme Court buildings after him. He has been neglected partly because fashions in historical reputations change – male lawyers, legislators, and judges are legion – and in part because he left no private papers and few published records...
(Submitted on January 9, 2015, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
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