James Lester Douglas, 1881-1950



James Lester DouglasJames Lester Douglas (29 November 1881 – 30 September 1950) was a Liberal party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Head of Hillsborough, Prince Edward Island, the son of Elisha Albert Douglas and Emma Louise Coffin, and became a railwayman, an exporter and farmer by career.

He was educated at Charlottetown Business College. In 1910, Douglas received a Royal Humane Society Medal for life saving.

He was first elected to Parliament at the Queen's riding in the 1940 general election and re-elected there in the 1945 and 1949 elections.

On 17 May 1927, he married Mabel Amanda Wright, who was born on 16 April 1898 in Nine Mile Creek, Prince Edward Island. and died on 16 June 1969 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Douglas died on 30 September 1950 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island before completing his term in the 21st Canadian Parliament.

He is buried on Prince Edward Island





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