Donald Cameron

Donald Cameron

Served during the following dates: 1867-00-00;1871-00-00;1879-00-00

CAMERON, DONALD, farmer, postmaster, and court commissioner; b. ca. 1836, in Springton, son of John Cameron and Mary Stuart; Methodist; d. ca. 1882.
Cameron, a Conservative, was first elected to the House of Assembly in the general election of 1867 for 1st Queens. He was re-elected in 1871 and in the general election of 1879. He was defeated in the general election of 1873, a by-election held in September of 1873, and in the general election of 1882. He participated in the debate over the prohibition of alcohol and supported the temperance movement.
Educated in Springton, Cameron remained there throughout his life. He was primarily a farmer, but also served as postmaster for Township 67 and Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in Supreme Court.
Cameron’s father emigrated from Invernesshire, Scotland, and was a descendant of the Camerons of Lochiel. His mother was a descendant of the Stuarts, the Royal Family of Great Britain. Cameron lived with his mother and sister. Donald Cameron died ca. 1882.

References: CPG 1880, 1881, 1885; Elections PEI; PARO: MNI-Census 1891. Guide to abbreviations

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