Albert Charles Saunders

Albert Charles Saunders (October 12, 1874 – October 18, 1943) was a Canadian politician and jurist from Prince Edward Island.

The Honourable
Albert Charles Saunders
16th Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
August 21, 1927 – May 20, 1930
MonarchGeorge V
Lieutenant GovernorFrank Richard Heartz
Preceded byJames D. Stewart
Succeeded byWalter Lea
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
July 26, 1923 – May 20, 1930
Preceded byJohn Howatt Bell
Succeeded byWalter Lea
MLA (Assemblyman) for 1st Prince
In office
September 16, 1915 – May 20, 1930
Preceded byJohn Richards
Succeeded byShelton Sharp
Personal details
Born(1874-10-12)October 12, 1874
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
DiedOctober 18, 1943(1943-10-18) (aged 69)
Summerside, Prince Edward Island
Political partyLiberal
Leila Zwicker Graves
(m. 1902)
Alma materPrince of Wales College
Occupationlawyer and judge

Saunders served as mayor of Summerside for four terms. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1919 and became leader of the opposition Liberal Party in 1923.

He led the Liberals to victory in the 1927 election by supporting the continuation of total prohibition against the Conservative government's proposals to ease the temperance measure. The Saunders government revised the curriculum of the public school system, raised the salaries of teachers and improved the island's roads.

He served as the 16th premier of Prince Edward Island until 1930 when he accepted an appointment to the provincial Supreme Court. Saunders died in Summerside.