WALKEM George Anthony
Born 1834 in Ireland he emigrated to Montréal where he studied law at McGill University and was admitted to the bar. He moved to B.C. in 1862 and with artist James Robson produced some cartoons for the Colonist [Victoria] in 1872. He became Premier in 1874 and was instrumental in getting B.C. to join Confederation. He died 1906.
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