David Laird

David Laird, PC (March 12, 1833 – January 12, 1914) was the first resident Lieutenant Governor of Northwest Territories, Canada. He was the fifth Lieutenant Governor in charge of the territory.Laird was born in New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island, the son of Alexander Laird, a Scottish immigrant. He was Member of Parliament for Queen's County Prince Edward Island from 1873 to 1876 in the Liberal Party of Canada government of Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie. During his term in parliament he served as Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs, and Minister of the Interior.
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