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Daniel Alexander Cameron

Daniel Alexander Cameron (December 10, 1870 – September 4, 1937) was a Canadian politician from the province of Nova Scotia.

Daniel Alexander Cameron
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Cape Breton North and Victoria
In office
1935–1937
Preceded byLewis Wilkieson Johnstone
Succeeded byMatthew MacLean
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Victoria County
In office
1928–1930
In office
1923–1925
Member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for Cape Breton
In office
1916–1920
Member of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia
In office
1921–1923
Personal details
Born(1870-12-10)December 10, 1870
Sydney River, Nova Scotia
DiedSeptember 4, 1937(1937-09-04) (aged 66)
Political partyLiberal

Born in Sydney River, Nova Scotia, the son of John and Isabella (Macdonald) Cameron, Cameron was educated at Sydney Academy and Dalhousie University where he received a Bachelor of Laws degree. He was admitted to the bar in October 1893. In 1894, he started practicing law in Sydney. He was a member of the County Council from 1900 to 1911. He was the stipendiary magistrate for Sydney from 1905 to 1911. In 1911, he was appointed treasurer and solicitor for the Municipality of Cape Breton.

In 1916, he was elected to the Nova Scotia House of Assembly for the electoral district of Cape Breton. A Nova Scotia Liberal, he was defeated in 1920. From 1921 to 1923, he was a Member of the Legislative Council of Nova Scotia and was a Minister Without Portfolio in the cabinet of George Henry Murray. He resigned from the Legislative Council in 1923 and was elected to the House of Assembly for Victoria County. From 1923 to 1925, he was the Provincial Secretary in the cabinet of Ernest Howard Armstrong. He resigned in 1930 and was defeated in the 1930 federal election when he ran as the Liberal candidate for the electoral district of Cape Breton South. He was elected in the 1935 election for the electoral district of Cape Breton North and Victoria. He served for a little less than 2 years before dying in office in 1937.

ReferencesEdit

  • "Prominent people of the Maritime Provinces (in business and professional life)". Internet Archive.
  • Daniel Alexander Cameron – Parliament of Canada biography