Wilmot, Lemuel Allan

Wilmot, Lemuel Allan
   W His work for responsible government, 2; born in Sunbury County, New Brunswick, 1809, 2; his ancestry, 3; attorney-general, 1848, 7; a Baptist, 9; his mother, 10; education, 10-11; studies law, 11; interest in militia, 12; his success as a lawyer, 31; enters public life as member for York County, 1834, 31; re-elected, 1835, 32; his eminence as a stump orator, 32, 33; takes leading part in debates, 35; his interest in crown lands question, 35; and question of salaries of customs officials, 38-39; sent to England as delegate, 41-42, 45; again goes to England on behalf of Assembly, reCivil List Bill, 46; elected for York, 47; obtains new charter for King's College, 49-56; on provincial salaries, 61-63; nominated for Speaker, but declines to run, 66; advocates reform of Legislative Council, 68-69; enters the government, 72-73; opposes address to Metcalfe, 74; attacked by Loyalist, 75; resigns over Reade appointment, 77; his letter to the governor on same, 77-79; views on education, 83, 88-91; advocates initiation of money grants by executive, 91-93; 94-97; opposes bill requiring executive councillors, etc., to be re-elected, 99-100; re-elected for York, 102; declines seat in government, 102-103; enters government as attorney-general, 116-117; speaks at Portland Railway Convention, 119-126; views on railway question, 126-127; consolidation of criminal law and other legislation, 127-128; on reduction of judges, 129; appointed to bench, 130, 173; Fenety's characterization, 131; appointed lieutenant-governor, 132-133; a many-sided man, his religious life, 133-134; his family life, 135; in the militia, 135; his home, 136; his marriage, 1832, 137; second marriage, 137; character and achievements, 137-139; his death, May 20, 1878, 137.
   Bib.: Dent, Can. Por.; Dict. Nat. Biog.; Hannay, History of New Brunswick; Bourinot, Canada during Victorian Era (R. S. C., 1897); Roberts, History of Canada.

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