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Edward Patrick Morris Morris, 1st Baron

Morris, Edward Patrick Morris, 1st Baron, 1859–1935, Newfoundland political leader, b. St. John's. He sat (1885–1918) in the Newfoundland parliament and was a delegate to the conference called (1895) at Ottawa to discuss the possible entry of Newfoundland into the dominion of Canada. Later he represented Newfoundland at many imperial conferences and was (1910) counsel for the British government in the N Atlantic fisheries dispute. From 1909 to 1918 he was prime minister of Newfoundland. After World War I he went to England to live. He was created a baron in 1918.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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