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SIR LOUIS HENRY DAVIES (1845— )

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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 865 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIR LOUIS HENRY DAVIES (1845— ), Canadian politician and jurist, was born in Prince Edward Island in 1845, of Huguenot descent. From 1869 to 1879 he took part in local politics, and was premier from 1876—1879; in 1882 he entered the Canadian parliament as a Liberal, and from 1896 to 19o1 was minister of marine and fisheries. In the latter year he became one of the judges of the supreme court of Canada. In 1877 he was counsel for Great Britain before the Anglo-American fisheries arbitration at Halifax; in 1897 he was a joint delegate to Washington with Sir Wilfrid Laurier on the Bering Sea seal question; and in 1898—1899 a member of the Anglo-American joint high commission at Quebec.
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