David McEwen Eberts

British Columbia Conservative Party Victoria, British Columbia Saanich (electoral district)

David McEwen Eberts
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Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
1907–1916
ConstituencySaanich
Attorney General of British Columbia
In office
1895–1898
In office
1900–1903
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
1894–1903
ConstituencySouth Victoria
Member of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia
In office
1890–1894
ConstituencyVictoria
Personal details
Born(1850-04-22)April 22, 1850
Chatham, Ontario
DiedMay 20, 1924(1924-05-20) (aged 74)
Victoria, British Columbia
Political partyConservative
Spouse(s)
Mabel Hope Charles
(m. 1884)
OccupationLawyer, politician

David McEwen Eberts (April 22, 1850[1] – May 20, 1924[2]) was a lawyer and political figure in British Columbia, Canada. He represented Victoria from 1890 to 1894, South Victoria from 1894 to 1903 and Saanich from 1907 to 1916 in the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia as a Conservative.[3]

He was born in Chatham, Ontario, the son of William Duncan Eberts and Mary Bell McEwen,[4] and was educated there and in London, Ontario. Eberts studied law, came to British Columbia in 1878[1] and was called to the British Columbia bar in 1882.[5] He married Mabel Hope Charles in 1884. In 1892, he was named Queen's Counsel. He served in the Executive Council as Attorney General from 1895 to 1898 and from 1900 to 1903.[1] Eberts was speaker for the assembly from 1907 to 1916. He was defeated when he ran for election to the assembly in 1903 and 1916.[3]

Eberts died in Victoria at the age of 74.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Who's who in western Canada. Canadian Press Association. 1913. p. 168. Archived from the original on June 15, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Search Results". BC Archives. Archived from the original on November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Electoral History of British Columbia, 1871-1986" (PDF). Elections BC. Retrieved November 25, 2009.
  4. ^ Commemorative biographical record of the county of Kent, Ontario ... 1904. p. 368. Archived from the original on September 29, 2007.
  5. ^ Scholefield, Ethelbert O. S (1913). A history of British Columbia.