7th Parliament of British Columbia

The 7th Legislative Assembly of British Columbia sat from 1894 to 1898. The members were elected in the British Columbia general election held in July 1894.[1] Theodore Davie served as Premier until 1895 when he was named Chief Justice for the Supreme Court.[2] John Herbert Turner succeeded Davie as Premier.

David Williams Higgins served as speaker until March 1898 when he resigned. John Paton Booth served as speaker for the remainder of 1898.[3]

Members of the 7th General Assembly


The following members were elected to the assembly in 1894:[1]

Member Electoral district Party
William Adams Cariboo Government[nb 1]
Samuel Augustus Rogers Government
John Irving Cassiar Government
Joseph Hunter Comox Government
Theodore Davie Cowichan-Alberni Government
James Mitchell Mutter Government
James Baker East Kootenay Government
David Williams Higgins Esquimalt Government
Charles Edward Pooley Government
James Douglas Prentice Lillooet East Opposition[nb 2]
Alfred Wellington Smith Lillooet West Government
James McGregor Nanaimo City Government
James Buckham Kennedy New Westminster City Opposition
John Bryden North Nanaimo Government
John Paton Booth North Victoria Government
William Wymond Walkem South Nanaimo Government
David McEwen Eberts South Victoria Government
Francis Lovett Carter-Cotton Vancouver City Opposition
Robert Macpherson Opposition
Adolphus Williams Opposition
John Braden Victoria City Government
Henry Dallas Helmcken Government
Robert Paterson Rithet Government
John Herbert Turner Government
James M. Kellie West Kootenay North Government
John Frederick Hume West Kootenay South Opposition
Thomas Edwin Kitchen Westminster-Chilliwhack Opposition
Thomas William Forster Westminster-Delta Opposition
Colin Buchanan Sword Westminster-Dewdney Opposition
Thomas Kidd Westminster-Richmond Opposition
Donald Graham Yale-East Opposition
George Bohun Martin Yale-North Government
Charles Augustus Semlin Yale-West Opposition


  1. ^ Government candidates supported the Davie administration
  2. ^ opposed to the Davie administration



By-elections were held for the following members appointed to the provincial cabinet, as was required at the time:[1]

By-elections were held to replace members for various other reasons:[1]

Electoral district Member elected Election date Reason
Cowichan-Alberni Thomas Anthony Wood April 18, 1895 T. Davie appointed to BC Superior Court February 23, 1895
Lillooet East David Alexander Stoddart June 1, 1895 Election contested and seat declared vacant
Cowichan-Alberni George Albert Huff October 5, 1895 Previous by-election declared void
Westminster-Chilliwhack Adam Swart Vedder May 7, 1897 Death of T.E. Kitchen April 5, 1897



  1. ^ a b c d "Electoral History of British Columbia 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  2. ^ Williams, David Ricardo (1982). "Theodore Davie". Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. ^ "Speakers of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia 1872-" (PDF). BC Legislature. Retrieved 2011-07-27.
  4. ^ Gemmill, John A (1897). The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897. p. 375.
  5. ^ Who's who in western Canada. Canadian Press Association. 1913. p. 168. Archived from the original on 2011-06-15.