Alfred Augustus Stockton

Alfred Augustus Stockton, Ph.D, LL.D (November 2, 1842 – March 15, 1907) was a Canadian lawyer, professor, politician, and writer.

Alfred Augustus Stockton
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Member of the Canadian Parliament
for City and County of St. John
In office
1904–1907
Preceded byJoseph John Tucker
Succeeded byWilliam Pugsley
Member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick for Saint John
In office
1883–1899
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1892–1899
Preceded byDaniel Lionel Hanington
Succeeded byJohn Douglas Hazen
Personal details
Born(1842-11-02)November 2, 1842
Studholm Parish, New Brunswick
DiedMarch 15, 1907(1907-03-15) (aged 64)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Political partyConservative

Born in Studholm, New Brunswick, the son of William Augustus Wiggins Stockton and Sarah Oldfield, Stockton received a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in 1867 from Mount Allison Wesleyan Academy (now Mount Allison University). He also received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1869 and an LL.D in 1887 from Victoria University in Cobourg, Ontario (now Victoria University in the University of Toronto). In 1883, he received a Ph.D by examination and dissertation from Illinois Wesleyan University. He was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1868.

From 1883 to 1899, he was a member of the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick (for Saint John County to 1892 and Saint John City to 1899) and Leader of the Opposition from 1892 to 1899. He was elected to the House of Commons of Canada for City and County of St. John in the 1904 federal election. A Conservative. He served until his death in 1907.

1900 Canadian federal election: City and County of St. John
Party Candidate Votes
Liberal Joseph John Tucker 5,449
Conservative Alfred Augustus Stockton 4,673
1904 Canadian federal election: City and County of St. John
Party Candidate Votes
Conservative Alfred Augustus Stockton 5,601
Liberal Harrison A. McKeown 4,964

ReferencesEdit

  • "Alfred Augustus Stockton". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.

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