Wilmot, Robert Duncan


Wilmot, Robert Duncan
(1809-1891)
   Born at Fredericton, New Brunswick. Member of the provincial Parliament, 1846-1861 and in 1865-1867; and surveyor-general, 1851-1854. Provincial secretary in the Wilmot-Gray ministry, and in 1867 called to the Senate, of which he was a member for thirteen years. In 1878-1891 a member of the Privy Council; in 1878-1880 a member of the Cabinet without portfolio, and Speaker of the Senate; lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, 1880-1885.
   Index: T Elected for St. John County, 10; elected as a Liberal, but sides with Conservatives, 13-14; joins administration, 18, 23, 24; re-elected for St. John, 24, 30; provincial secretary, 41; his government resigns, 42-43; re-elected for St. John County, as Anti-Confederate, 85-86; enters Smith government, 91; his character, 93; dissatisfied with government, 94; resigns, 94; forms new government with Peter Mitchell, 105; elected for St. John County, 109; goes to England as delegate, 120.
   Bib.: Dent, Can. Por.; Hannay, History of New Brunswick; Parliamentary Companion, 1885.

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