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Former Premiers of New Brunswick


A premier is the chief minister of a provincial government. Because of the shared framework of cabinet government, the office of provincial premier is similar to that held by Canada's prime minister. The policy direction and management of the provincial governments is visibly dominated by their premiers. A premier is in every sense the "first" minister.

The first list of leaders below is those of the Premiers of the British Colony of New Brunswick when it separated from Nova Scotia on August 16, 1784. When New Brunswick became a province of Canada in 1867, the position remained "premier".

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Dates of OfficePremier (Colony of New BrunswickParty(Born - Died)
1 Nov 1854 - 22 May 1856Richard FisherLib
22 May 1856 - May 1857Edward Barron ChandlerCon
May 1857 - 18 Mar 1861 Richard FisherLib
18 Mar 1861 - Mar 1865Samuel Leonard TilleyLib
Mar 1865 - 14 Apr 1866Albert J. SmithCon
14 Apr 1866 - 1867Peter MitchellCnf




Dates of OfficePremier (Province of New Brunswick)Party(Born - Died)
1867 - 1870Andrew Rainsford WetmoreCnf(b. 1820 - d. 1892)
1870 - 1871George Edwin KingCon(b. 1839 - d. 1901)
1871 - 1872George Luther HathewayCon(b. 1813 - d. 1872)
1872 - 1878George Edwin KingCon(b. 1839 - d. 1901)
1878 - 1882John James FraserCon(b. 1829 - d. 1896)
1882 - 1883Daniel Lionel HaningtonCon(b. 1835 - d. 1909)
1883 - Jul 1896Andrew George BlairLib(b. 1844 - d. 1907)
Jul 1896 - 29 Oct 1897James MitchellLib(b. 1843 - d. 1897)
29 Oct 1897 - 31 Aug 1900Henry Robert EmmersonLib(b. 1853 - d. 1914)
31 Aug 1900 - 6 Mar 1907Lemuel John TweedieLib(b. 1849 - d. 1917)
6 Mar 1907 - 31 May 1907William PugsleyLib(b. 1850 - d. 1925)
31 May 1907 - 24 Mar 1908Clifford William RobinsonLib(b. 1866 - d. 1944)
24 Mar 1908 - 16 Oct 1911Sir John Douglas HazenCon(b. 1860 - d. 1937)
16 Oct 1911 - 17 Dec 1914James Kidd FlemmingCon(b. 1868 - d. 1927)
17 Dec 1914 - 1 Feb 1917George Johnson ClarkeCon(b. 1857 - d. 1917)
1 Feb 1917 - 4 Apr 1917James Alexander MurrayCon(b. 1864 - d. 1960)
4 Apr 1917 - 28 Feb 1923Walter Edward FosterLib(b. 1874 - d. 1947)
28 Feb 1923 - 14 Sep 1925Peter John VeniotLib(b. 1863 - d. 1936)
14 Sep 1925 - 19 May 1931John Babington Macaulay BaxterCon(b. 1868 - d. 1946)
19 May 1931 - 1 Jun 1933Charles Dow RichardsCon(b. 1879 - d. 1956)
1 Jun 1933 - 16 Jul 1935Leonard Percy de Wolfe TilleyCon(b. 1870 - d. 1947)
16 Jul 1935 - 13 Mar 1940A. Allison DysartLib(b. 1880 - d. 1962)
13 Mar 1940 - 8 Oct 1952John Babbitt McNairLib(b. 1889 - d. 1968)
8 Oct 1952 - 12 Jul 1960Hugh John FlemmingPC(b. 1899 - d. 1982)
12 Jul 1960 - 12 Nov 1970Louis J. RobichaudLib(b. 1925 - d. 2005)
12 Nov 1970 - 27 Oct 1987Richard B. HatfieldPC(b. 1931 - d. 1991)
27 Oct 1987 - 13 Oct 1997Frank McKennaLib(b. 1948)
13 Oct 1997 - 14 May 1998J. Raymond FrenetteLib(b. 1935)
14 May 1998 - 21 Jun 1999Camille ThériaultLib(b. 1955)
21 Jun 1999 - 3 Oct 2006Bernard LordPC(b. 1965)
3 Oct 2006 - 12 Oct 2010Shawn GrahamLib(b. 1968)
12 Oct 2010 - 7 Oct 2014David AlwardPC(b. 1960)
7 Oct 2014 - Brian GallantLib(b. 1982)

Party Abbreviations

  • Cnf = Confederation
  • Con = Conservative
  • Lib = Liberal
  • PC = Progressive Conservative

See also
Premiers of Canada
Province of New Brunswick

External Links
Premier of New Brunswick Official Website


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