Lemuel Cambridge Owen

Lemuel Cambridge Owen, merchant, politician, premier of PEI (b at Charlottetown 1 Nov 1822; d there 26 Nov 1912). Successful in shipbuilding and trade, Owen, a leading colonial merchant, was postmaster general of the colony from 1860 until elected to the Assembly in 1866.

Owen, Lemuel Cambridge

Lemuel Cambridge Owen, merchant, politician, premier of PEI (b at Charlottetown 1 Nov 1822; d there 26 Nov 1912). Successful in shipbuilding and trade, Owen, a leading colonial merchant, was postmaster general of the colony from 1860 until elected to the Assembly in 1866. As premier 1873-76, Owen supervised the end of the proprietorial landholding system - the cost of which was borne by the federal government as a result of the 1873 Confederation agreement.