|Sir John Douglas Hazen|
|Sir Douglas Hazen|
|13th Premier of New Brunswick|
March 24, 1908 – October 10, 1911
|Lieutenant Governor||Lemuel John Tweedie|
|Preceded by||Clifford W. Robinson|
|Succeeded by||James K. Flemming|
|Member of the Canadian Parliament|
for City and County of St. John
|Preceded by||Charles Nelson Skinner|
|Succeeded by||John Alexander Chesley|
|Preceded by||John Waterhouse Daniel|
|Succeeded by||District was abolished in 1914|
|Mayor of Fredericton, New Brunswick|
|Born||June 5, 1860|
Oromocto, New Brunswick
|Died||December 27, 1937 (aged 77)|
Saint John, New Brunswick
|Spouse(s)||Ada C. Tibbits|
Sir John Douglas Hazen, PC, KCMG (June 5, 1860 – December 27, 1937) was a politician in New Brunswick, Canada.
Known by his second name, Douglas, he entered politics in 1885 when he was elected as an alderman in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He became mayor in 1888.
Hazen was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as a Conservative candidate in the 1891 federal election. He lost his seat in the 1896 election that defeated the Conservatives and brought Wilfrid Laurier's Liberals to power. He was elected to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick in 1899, and became leader of the opposition. Hazen rebuilt the Conservative Party which had been out of power since 1883. He led the party into government in the 1908 provincial election.
As premier, Hazen fought political corruption and attempts by the federal government to reduce the Maritime provinces' representation in the federal House of Commons. Douglas Hazen left provincial politics in 1911 to become federal Minister of Marine and Fisheries and Minister of the Naval Service in the government of Sir Robert Borden. During the First World War, he served in the Imperial War Cabinet. Hazen left politics in October 1917 to become Chief Justice of New Brunswick.
Hazen died in 1937 at age seventy-seven and was interred in the Fernhill Cemetery in Saint John, New Brunswick. Sir Douglas Hazen Park in Oromocto, New Brunswick and Sir Douglas Hazen Hall at the University of New Brunswick, Saint John are named in his honour.
- Campus Map - UNB Saint John at www.unb.ca
- John Douglas Hazen – Parliament of Canada biography
- Brief bio and fonds listing, UNB
- Biography, Government of New Brunswick
- Arthur T. Doyle, Front Benches and Back Rooms: A story of corruption, muckraking, raw partisanship and political intrigue in New Brunswick, Toronto: Green Tree Publishing, 1976.
|Chief Justice of New Brunswick
John B. M. Baxter
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