Thomas William Lemuel Prowse

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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
DiedNovember 2, 1973(1973-11-02) (aged 85)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
NationalityCanadian
Political party Liberal
Spouse(s)
Annie Martyn
(m. 1913)
Relations Lemuel Ezra Prowse (father)
ChildrenLemuel E., Doris H., Margaret F., and Fairlie C.
Residence Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma mater Sydney Academy
Prince of Wales College
OccupationBusinessman
ProfessionPolitician
CabinetMinister 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.

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

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.

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.

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