Alexander Wallace Matheson

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Alexander Wallace Matheson
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21st Premier of Prince Edward Island
In office
May 25, 1953 – September 16, 1959
MonarchElizabeth II
Lieutenant GovernorT. William L. Prowse
Frederick W. Hyndman
Preceded byJ. Walter Jones
Succeeded byWalter R. Shaw
Leader of the Prince Edward Island Liberal Party
In office
May 25, 1953 – December 11, 1965
Preceded byJ. Walter Jones
Succeeded byAlex Campbell
MLA (Assemblyman) for 2nd Queens
In office
November 7, 1940 – September 15, 1943
Preceded byBradford W. LePage
Succeeded byReginald Bell
MLA (Councillor) for 4th Kings
In office
December 11, 1947 – May 30, 1966
Preceded byMurdock McGowan
Succeeded byKeir Clark
Personal details
Born(1903-06-10)June 10, 1903
Bellevue, Prince Edward Island
DiedMarch 6, 1976(1976-03-06) (aged 72)
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
NationalityCanadian
Political partyLiberal
Spouse(s)
Helen B. Farquharson (m. 1937)
Children5
ResidenceCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma materPrince of Wales College
Occupationteacher, lawyer, and judge
ProfessionPolitician
CabinetMinister of Health and Welfare (1948–1953)

Alexander Wallace Matheson (June 10, 1903 – March 3, 1976) was a Prince Edward Island politician.

He was born in Bellevue, Prince Edward Island. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1940 as a Liberal, representing the district of 2nd Queens. Not reelected in the provincial election of 1943, he was reelected in 1947 in the district of 4th Kings.

Matheson became minister of health and welfare in the government of Premier J. Walter Jones in 1948 and succeeded Jones as premier and Attorney-General in 1953. His government was defeated in the 1959 election but remained Liberal Party leader until 1965 when he retired from politics. In 1967 he was appointed a County Court Judge.

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