Thomas William Lemuel Prowse

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.

T. William L. Prowse
17th Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island
In office
October 4, 1950  March 31, 1958
MonarchGeorge VI
Elizabeth II
Governor GeneralThe Viscount Alexander of Tunis
Vincent Massey
PremierJ. Walter Jones
Alex W. Matheson
Preceded byJoseph Alphonsus Bernard
Succeeded byFrederick Walter Hyndman
MLA (Assemblyman) for 5th Queens
In office
July 23, 1935  May 18, 1939
Preceded byW. Allen Stewart
Succeeded byW. F. Alan Stewart
In office
September 15, 1943  December 11, 1947
Preceded byW. F. Alan Stewart
Succeeded byDavid L. Matheson
26th Mayor of Charlottetown
In office
Preceded byIra J. Yeo
Succeeded byWilliam 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
Political partyLiberal
Annie Martyn (m. 1913)
RelationsLemuel Ezra Prowse (father)
ChildrenLemuel E., Doris H., Margaret F., and Fairlie C.
ResidenceCharlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Alma materSydney Academy
Prince of Wales College
CabinetMinister without Portfolio (1935-1939)(1943-1947)

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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