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Clifford William Robinson
Clifford William Robinson (September 1, 1866-July 27, 1944) was a New Brunswick politician. In 1897 he became both mayor of Moncton, New Brunswick and a member of the provincial House of Assembly as a Liberal. He served as Speaker and Provincial Secretary before becoming Premier in 1907. The Liberals had been in power since 1883, however, and voters opted for a change in the 1908 election which brought the Conservatives to power. Robinson continued in the legislature as an opposition MLA.
When the Liberals returned to power in 1917, Robinson became minister without portfolio and then minister of lands and mines in the governments of Walter E. Foster and Peter J. Veniot until 1924 when he was appointed to the Canadian Senate by Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.
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