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  • EDWARD BLAKE (1833-), Irish-Canadian statesman, eldest son of William Hume Blake of Cashel Grove, Co.
  • EDWARD BLAKE (1833-), Irish-Canadian statesman, eldest son of William Hume Blake of Cashel Grove, Co.
  • Educated at Upper Canada College and the university of Toronto, Blake was called to the bar in 1856 and quickly obtained a good practice, becoming Q.C. in 1864.
  • On the defeat of John Sandfield Macdonald's government in 1871 Blake became prime minister of Ontario, but resigned this office the same year in consequence of the abolition of dual representation.
  • During his absence the Liberal government was driven from power by the elections of 1878; and Blake himself, having failed to secure re-election, was for a short time without a seat in parliament.

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