Theodore Davie

Theodore Davie, lawyer, judge, politician, premier of BC 1892-95 (b at Brixton, Eng 22 Mar 1852; d at Victoria 7 Mar 1898). The brother of A.E.B. DAVIE, he was called to the bar in 1877 and elected to the BC legislature in 1882.

Theodore Davie

Theodore Davie, lawyer, judge, politician, premier of BC 1892-95 (b at Brixton, Eng 22 Mar 1852; d at Victoria 7 Mar 1898). The brother of A.E.B. DAVIE, he was called to the bar in 1877 and elected to the BC legislature in 1882. In 1889, when John ROBSON became premier, he was chosen attorney general and in 1892 succeeded Robson as premier. In 1895 he resigned to become chief justice of BC. Davie was one of a succession of premiers who embodied the dominance of Victoria and Vancouver I in the political and economic life of late 19th-century BC. During his premiership a loan bill for new Parliament Buildings "anchored" the capital in Victoria.