Edward Blake

Dominick Edward Blake PC KC (October 13, 1833 – March 1, 1912), known as Edward Blake, was the second premier of Ontario, from 1871 to 1872 and leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1880 to 1887.[2] He is one of only three federal permanent Liberal leaders never to become Prime Minister of Canada, the others being Stéphane Dion and the latter's immediate successor Michael Ignatieff. He may be said to have served in the national politics of what developed as the affairs of three nationalities: Canadian, British, and Irish. Blake was also the founder, in 1856, of the Canadian law firm now known as Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.


Edward Blake

Blake in the 1870s
2nd Premier of Ontario
In office
December 20, 1871  October 25, 1872
MonarchVictoria
Lieutenant GovernorWilliam Pearce Howland
Preceded byJohn Sandfield Macdonald
Succeeded byOliver Mowat
Leader of the Opposition
In office
May 4, 1880  June 2, 1887
Preceded byAlexander Mackenzie
Succeeded byWilfrid Laurier
Member of Parliament (United Kingdom)
for South Longford
In office
July 1892  1907
Preceded byJames Gubbins Fitzgerald
Succeeded byJohn Phillips
Personal details
Born
Dominick Edward Blake

(1833-10-13)October 13, 1833
Adelaide Township, Upper Canada
DiedMarch 1, 1912(1912-03-01) (aged 78)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Resting placeSaint James Cemetery, Toronto
Political party
Other political
affiliations
Irish Parliamentary Party
(Anti-Parnellite)[1]
Spouse(s)Margaret Cronyn
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