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VICTORIA MAYORS
James Trimble M.D.
[James Trimble]
- January 1, 1885
Born in Kilkerry, County Tyrone, Ireland, James Trimble served as surgeon in the British army until he resigned in 1849 to head for California. He came north to Victoria in 1858, becoming medical supervisor for the recently established Royal Hospital. He again served as MLA for Victoria and first Speaker of the British Columbia Legislature from 1872 to 1878.
In October 1861 he was elected a Member of the Legislative Assembly, serving until 1870. Also serving as Mayor of Victoria from 1868 to 1870, he was an executive member of the Confederation League, formed in Victoria on May 21, 1868,
Both Mount Trimble, on the north side of upper Sikanni Chief River, and Trimble Street in Vancouver are named after him.
Master Mason: 1871
Victoria Lodge No. 1

Source: Grand Lodge of BC and Yukon records.

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