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Albert Edgar Hickman

Albert Edgar Hickman, businessman, politician (b at Grand Bank, Nfld 2 Aug 1875; d at St John's 9 Feb 1943). Newfoundland's seventeenth prime minister, he held that office for just 33 days from 10 May to 11 June 1924, the shortest administration in Newfoundland's history.

Hickman, Albert Edgar

Albert Edgar Hickman, businessman, politician (b at Grand Bank, Nfld 2 Aug 1875; d at St John's 9 Feb 1943). Newfoundland's seventeenth prime minister, he held that office for just 33 days from 10 May to 11 June 1924, the shortest administration in Newfoundland's history. He was a prominent St John's businessman when he entered politics in 1913 and became a minister in several Cabinets. He succeeded William Warren as prime minister when Warren resigned but was soon defeated in a general election by Walter Monroe. Hickman continued as leader of the Opposition until he retired from politics in 1928.

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