Laird, David

Laird, David
(1833- )
   Born at New Glasgow, Prince Edward Island. Represented Queens County, in House of Commons, 1873-1876; became became minister of the interior, 1873; and in 1876 appointed lieutenant-governor of the North-West Territories. Succeeded by Edgar Dewdney in 1881. Appointed Indian commissioner for the western provinces and territories, 1898.
   Bib.: Dent, Can. Por.; Morgan, Can. Men; Canadian Who's Who; Rattray, The Scot in British North America.

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