Fredericton in York County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
Lemuel Allan Wilmot
Born in Sunbury County, educated at King’s College, and called to the bar in 1832, Wilmot entered politics as a reformer and represented York County in the Legislature (1835-51). A member of the Executive Council (1843-44) and Attorney General (1848-51), Wilmot was virtual head of the first administration established in New Brunswick under Responsible Government. Appointed to the Supreme Court in 1851, he resigned in 1868 to serve as Lieutenant-Governor of the province until 1873. He died in Fredericton.
Né dans le comté de Sunbury (N.-B.), Wilmot étudia à King's College. Reçu au Barreau en 1832, il représenta York à l'Assemblée législative comme réformiste (1835-1851). Membre du Conseil exécutif (1843-1844) et procureur général (1848-1851), il fut le première à appliquer les principes de la responsabilité ministérielle au Nouveau-Brunswick. Juge à la Cour Suprême en 1851, il démissionna en 1868 pour devenir lieutenant-gouverneur de la Province, poste qu’il occupa jusqu’en 1873. Il mourut à Fredericton.
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Location. 45° 57.578′ N, 66° 38.194′ W. Marker is in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in York County. Marker can be reached from St. John Street south of Queen Street (New Brunswick Route 102), on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted on the south-facing side of a four-sided monument located on the west side of the New Brunswick Legislative Assembly grounds, near the northwest corner of the Assembly building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 Queen Street, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 1C5, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir Howard Douglas (here, next to this marker); Charles Fisher (here, next to this marker); First Ministry of Health / Le Premier Ministère de la Santé (here, next to this marker); Legislative Assembly Block / Complexe de L'Assemblée Législative (within shouting distance of this marker); York County Court House / Le Palais de Justice du Comté de York (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church Cathedral / Cathédrale Christ ChurchNew Brunswick's 104th Regiment of Foot (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Right Honourable William Maxwell Lord Beaverbrook (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericton.
Also see . . . Lemuel Allan Wilmot. A brilliant, flamboyant orator, Wilmot used his skills in the courtroom, in the New Brunswick Assembly and in public speeches. While appearing to be a Reformer in his fights against the privileges of the old system, Wilmot aggressively sought those advantages for himself. Never defeated between 1834 and 1851, Wilmot was eventually appointed attorney general in 1848 when he abandoned all pretence of support for Reform. (Submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.