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.

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