Alfred Alexander Lefurgey

Alfred Alexander Lefurgey

Served during the following dates: 1897-00-00

LEFURGEY, ALFRED ALEXANDER, lawyer, businessperson, real estate agent, and stock broker; b. 22 April 1871 in Summerside, son of John Lefurgey* and Dorothea Read; m. Eva Weist of Vancouver, and they had two children, John and Virginia; Presbyterian/Universal; d. 1 November 1934 in Vancouver.        Lefurgey, a Conservative, was elected to the Legislative Assembly in the general election of 1897 for 5th Prince. In 1898 he resigned this seat to contest a by-election for East Prince for the House of Commons. Letiirgey was defeated. Lefurgey was elected to the House of Commons in 1900 for East Prince. He was re-elected in the general election of 1904. He was defeated in the general election of 1908. During his time in the Commons, Lefurgey served as Conservative Whip for the Maritime provinces.        Lefurgey’s father John was a member of the House of Assembly.        Lefurgey received his early education in Summerside schools, after which he attended St. Dunstan’s College in Charlottetown and Mount Allison University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1891. Lefurgey graduated from Harvard University law school in 1894, returning to Summerside where he practised law with J. E. Wyatt and J. E. Lefurgey. He also had a commercial career with interests in the province and Cape Breton. In 1909 he moved to Vancouver where he became a real estate agent and a stock broker. He died on 1 November 1934.

References: CDP pp. 331-32; Past and Present pp. 633-34; Examiner 17 October 1900; Maple Leaf Magazine November 1934; Pioneer 3 November 1934. Guide to abbreviations

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