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"RICHARD ANDERSON SQUIRES (1880-), Newfoundland politician, was born at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Jan. 18 1880. He was educated at the Methodist College, St. John's, and Dalhousie University, Halifax. In 1902 he was admitted a solicitor, and in 1911 was called to the bar (K.C. 1914). In 1909 he entered the Legislature as Liberal member for the Trinity district, for which he sat until 1913. In 1914 he became Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, from 1914 to 1917 was a member of the Legislative Council, and from 1917 to 1918 Colonial Secretary. He was nominated leader of the Liberal party in Aug. 1919, and the same year became Prime Minister.

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