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ROBERT LAIRD BORDEN (1854– )

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 245 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ROBERT LAIRD BORDEN (1854– ), Canadian statesman, was born at Grand Pre, Nova Scotia, on the 26th of June 1854. In 1878 he was called to the bar, and became a leading lawyer in his native province. In 1896 he was elected to the Canadian parliament for the city of Halifax, but later lost his seat there and was elected for Carlton. In February 19o1, on the resignation of Sir Charles Tupper, he became leader of the Conservative opposition. At the general election of 1908 he was returned again for Halifax.
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