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Sr Nicholas Flood Davin
Birth: Jan. 13, 1843
County Limerick, Ireland
Death: Oct. 18, 1901
Manitoba, Canada

Nicholas Flood Davin a lawyer, journalist, politician First MP for Assiniboia West, Davin was known as the voice of the North-West. Davin was a parliamentary and war correspondent in England before arriving in Toronto in 1872, where he wrote for the Globe and the Mail. Although a fully qualified lawyer, Davin practised little law. The highlight of his legal career was his 1880 defence of George Bennett, who murdered George Brown. chance visit to the West in 1882 determined his future. He founded (1883) and edited the Regina Leader, the first newspaper in Assiniboia; the paper carried his detailed reports of the 1885 trial of Louis Riel. A spellbinding speaker and Conservative MP for Assiniboia West from 1887-1900, Davin tried to gain provincial status for the territory, economic and property advantages for the new settlers, and even the franchise for women, but he never achieved his ambition to be a Cabinet minister. A mercurial personality, he became depressed by the decline of his political and personal fortunes and shot himself during a visit to Winnipeg. Davin wrote The Irishman in Canada (1877), as well as poetry and an unpublished novel.  (bio by: Patrick Artel) 
 
Burial:
Beechwood Cemetery
Ottawa
Ottawa Municipality
Ontario, Canada
 
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Originally Created by: Patrick Artel
Record added: Jun 12, 2005
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Sr Nicholas Flood Davin
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Sr Nicholas Flood Davin
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Sr Nicholas Flood Davin
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