Thomas William Lemuel Prowse

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The Honourable
T. William L. Prowse
17th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
October 4, 1950 March 31, 1958
Monarch George VI
Elizabeth II
Governor General The Viscount Alexander of Tunis
Vincent Massey
Premier J. Walter Jones
Alex W. Matheson
Preceded by Joseph Alphonsus Bernard
Succeeded by Frederick Walter Hyndman
MLA (Assemblyman) for 5th Queens
In office
July 23, 1935 May 18, 1939
Preceded by W. Allen Stewart
Succeeded by W. F. Alan Stewart
In office
September 15, 1943 December 11, 1947
Preceded by W. F. Alan Stewart
Succeeded by David L. Matheson
26th Mayor of Charlottetown
In office
1930–1932
Preceded by Ira J. Yeo
Succeeded by William S. Stewart
Personal details
Born(1888-08-31)August 31, 1888
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Died November 2, 1973(1973-11-02) (aged 85)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Nationality Canadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)Annie Martyn(m. 1913)
Relations Lemuel Ezra Prowse (father)
Children Lemuel E., Doris H., Margaret F., and Fairlie C.
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Sydney Academy
Prince of Wales College
Occupation businessman
Profession Politician
Cabinet Minister without Portfolio (1935-1939)(1943-1947)

Thomas William Lemuel Prowse (August 31, 1888 – November 2, 1973) was a businessman and was the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1950 to 1958.

Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island

The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is the viceregal representative in Prince Edward Island of the Canadian monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, who operates distinctly within the province but is also shared equally with the ten other jurisdictions of Canada, as well as the other Commonwealth realms and any subdivisions thereof, and resides predominantly in her oldest realm, the United Kingdom. The Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island is appointed in the same manner as the other provincial viceroys in Canada and is similarly tasked with carrying out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties.

The son of Lemuel Ezra Prowse and Frances J. Stanley, he was born and educated in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Lemuel Ezra Prowse was a merchant and political figure in Prince Edward Island. He represented 5th Queens in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1893 to 1900 as a Liberal member and represented Queen's in the House of Commons of Canada from 1908 to 1911 as a Liberal.

Charlottetown Provincial capital city in Prince Edward Island, Canada

Charlottetown is the capital and largest city of the Canadian province of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, queen consort of King George III of the United Kingdom, Charlottetown was originally an unincorporated town that incorporated as a city in 1855.

Prince Edward Island Province of Canada

Prince Edward Island is a province of Canada consisting of the Atlantic island of the same name along with several much smaller islands nearby. Prince Edward Island is one of the three Maritime Provinces and is the smallest province in both land area and population, but the most densely populated. It is part of the traditional lands of the Mi'kmaq, and became a British colony in the 1700s and was federated into Canada as a province in 1873. Its capital is Charlottetown. According to the 2016 census, the province of Prince Edward Island has 142,907 residents.

He was proprietor and president of Prowse Brothers Ltd. in Charlottetown. Active in local politics, he was a councillor on Charlottetown City Council for eight years and served as the 26th mayor from 1930 to 1932.

Charlottetown City Council

The Charlottetown City Council is the governing body for the city of Charlottetown, the county seat of Queen's County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. The most recent civic election took place in November, 2014. City council meets at Charlottetown City Hall.

A Liberal, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island representing the Charlottetown Common and Royalty District in Queens County, first in the 1935 general election and again in 1943. In 1950 he was appointed lieutenant governor of the island and served for eight years.

Prince Edward Island Liberal Party political party in Prince Edward Island, Canada

The Prince Edward Island Liberal Party is a major political party in the province of Prince Edward Island, Canada. The PEI Liberals are affiliated with the federal Liberal Party of Canada. The party is led by Premier Wade MacLauchlan, a former president of the University of Prince Edward Island.

Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island single house of PEI legislature

The Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island, along with the Queen of Canada in Right of Prince Edward Island, represented by the Lieutenant-Governor of Prince Edward Island, forms the parliament of the province. The General Assembly meets at Province House, which is located at the intersection of Richmond and Great George Streets in Charlottetown.

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