Alfred B. Morine
Politician, Deceased Person
1857 – 1944
Who was Alfred B. Morine?
Sir Alfred Bishop Morine was a journalist, lawyer and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Bonavista Bay in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1886 to 1906 as a Conservative and from 1913 to 1916 as a member of the Fishermen's Protective Union.
He was born in Port Medway, Nova Scotia, the son of Alred Morine and Mary Dolliver, and was educated in Port Medway and Liverpool. Morine was editor for newspapers in Nova Scotia and then for the Evening Mercury in St. John's. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Newfoundland assembly in 1885. James L. Noonan was named to the Executive Council in 1885, which required him to run for reelection: Noonan was defeated by Morine in an 1886 by-election. In 1892, Morine entered the study of law at Dalhousie University, was called to the Newfoundland and Nova Scotia bars in 1894 and set up practice in St. John's. Morine ran unsuccessfully for a Nova Scotia seat in the Canadian House of Commons in 1892. He married Alice Mason in 1894.
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