Leverett DeVeber

Leverett DeVeber

Leverett George DeVeber (1849-02-10 – 1925-07-09) was a politician, medical doctor and professional singer Alberta, Canada.

Early life

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, he was educated at the University of Pennsylvania and worked at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. In 1883 he arrived in Fort Macleod and became a surgeon for the North-West Mounted Police.

On November 10, 1891 Deveber sang at a concert in Lethbridge, Alberta. The concert was promoted by the Nora Clench Concert Company. In the review of the concert, the Lethbridge News said Mr. Deveber had a splendid voice and that he held the audience attention next to arrest.cite book|title= The Concert - Nora Clench Disappoints | publisher = The Lethbridge News | date = November 11, 1891 | pages = 2]

Political career

In 1898 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and was re-elected in 1902. Dr. DeVerber served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the Alberta Liberal Party in the Lethbridge Provincial electoral district from 1905 to 1906. In that short time he served as a cabinet minister in the Alexander Rutherford government.

In 1906 he was appointed to the Canadian Senate. He was appointed by Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and represented Lethbridge as a Liberal until his death.

He died in 1925, in Aylmer, Quebec. At the time of his death, he was married and had two children.

He has a mountain named in his honor, Mount DeVeber, situated southwest of Grande Cache, Alberta.


External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mount DeVeber — Elevation 2,573 m (8,442 ft) [1 …   Wikipedia

  • Liste der kanadischen Senatoren aus Alberta — Die Liste der Senatoren Kanadas aus Alberta zeigt alle ehemaligen und aktuellen Mitglieder des kanadischen Senats aus der Provinz Alberta. Die Provinz wird durch sechs Senatoren vertreten. Mit der revidierten Fassung des British North America Act …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • William Henry Chipman — was a Canadian politician and a member of the Canadian House of Commons for the riding of Kings in Nova Scotia.He was born on November 3, 1807 at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia in Kings County. Early in his youth he was sent to Saint John, New Brunswick …   Wikipedia

  • 1925 in music — Events* February 25 Art Gillham The Whispering Pianist records the first electrical recordings to be released for Columbia using the Western Electric system (Master 140125 7 issued on Columbia 328 D). * March 1 Edgard Varèse s Intégrales is… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Alexander Magrath — Member of Parliament for Medicine Hat In office 1908–1911 Preceded by District created …   Wikipedia

  • Lethbridge (provincial electoral district) — Lethbridge is was a provincial electoral district in Alberta, Canada.The riding has existed twice. The first incarnation was in 1905 when Alberta first became a province. Lethbridge covered a large patch of southern Alberta, It was broken into… …   Wikipedia

  • Northwest Territories general election, 1898 — 1894 ← members 4 November 1898 ( …   Wikipedia

  • Northwest Territories general election, 1902 — 1898 ← members 21 May 1902 ( …   Wikipedia

  • William Simmons (politician) — William Charles Simmons was a politician from Alberta, Canada.Simmons served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta from 1906 to 1908 for the Alberta Liberal Party. He was elected in a by election after Leverett DeVeber was appointed… …   Wikipedia

  • William Ives — William Carlos Ives (born 1873 Quebec died 1950 Alberta) was a former provincial politician and provincial Supreme Court Justice. Early life William Carlos Ives was born in Quebec in 1873. His family moved to the Alberta District in the Northwest …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.