Daniel Lionel Hanington

Daniel Lionel Hanington, lawyer, politician, premier of NB (b at Shediac, NB 27 June 1835; d at Dorchester, NB 5 May 1909). Clerk of circuits 1867-70 and a school trustee, he first sat as a Liberal-Conservative MLA for Westmorland in 1870.

Hanington, Daniel Lionel

Daniel Lionel Hanington, lawyer, politician, premier of NB (b at Shediac, NB 27 June 1835; d at Dorchester, NB 5 May 1909). Clerk of circuits 1867-70 and a school trustee, he first sat as a Liberal-Conservative MLA for Westmorland in 1870. He was defeated in 1874 for opposing the Common Schools legislation, but was re-elected in 1878 and sat as minister without portfolio until 1882 when he was named premier upon J.J. FRASER'S resignation. Sympathetic to the Acadians, he named P.A. LANDRY his provincial secretary. Defeated by a non-confidence vote introduced by A.G. BLAIR in 1883, his government resigned. His forces were defeated again in 1886, but he continued to sit for Westmorland until 1892 when he was appointed puisne judge of the NB Supreme Court.